New minibus plan to beat Muscat gridlock

by Rejimon K
The minibuses will travel point-to-point from Muttrah to Seeb and bus stations will be set up at different locations in the city

Drive afoot to curb stray animals across Oman

by Faizul Haque
The ministry has formed inspection squads to monitor areas where stray animals pose danger

Sunday Beat: Foreign ownership property laws in Oman need better regulations

by Saleh Al Shaibany
The government had promised to set up the Associations since 2010, but nothing has been done. Property developers are not keen to allow their tenants to form associations

High net-worth Omanis target of US immigrant visa programme

by Times News Service
EB-5 programme enables a foreign national to secure a green card, which offers permanent residency for himself, as well as for his family (children up to 21 years), by making an investment of $500,000

Manah thrives amidst Oman's rich heritage

by ONA
The wilayat is also known for its many traditional crafts, such as Omani sweet ‘halwa,’ rose water, silver works, textiles, date-palm frond works, blacksmiths and carpentry

Korean cultural fiesta in Muscat to showcase traditional dance and music

by Times News Service
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Sultanate of Oman will host the ‘Korean Cultural Extravaganza’ showcasing performances by three dynamic Korean troupes on Monday
Oman
Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest set to begin on Monday
by Times News Service

The quiz is open to two-member teams from all international and private schools, and any number of teams from a school can take part.

Sports
No secrets behind my dream run, says Kohli
by NISHAD PADIYARATH

“Cricket is played more between your ears than your technique. If you can mentally be strong then you can tell yourself to stay on the wicket,” Kohli said.

Business
New MSM Sharia index debuts on Sunday
by ONA

The sample from the new index includes 30 public companies listed on MSM, and whose activities are compatible with the requirements of Sharia regulations approved by AAOIFI

World
South Korean ferry captain says evacuation delayed for safety
by AFP

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board said on Saturday he had delayed evacuating the ship because of the sea conditions and the absence of rescue ships

Technology
Facebook adds new feature for finding ‘Nearby Friends’
by Bloomberg News

Consumers can customise the tool, called Nearby Friends, to see a certain group of people for a set period of time, or turn it off completely, the Menlo Park, California-based company said

Thursday
Last day at work
by Saleh Al Shaibany

It is funny how you could clear your office station in five minutes with things you put there for five years.

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Features
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
by Pradeep Govind

I wonder how these two men with apparently nothing in common except a toothbrush moustache and perhaps a love for Wagner could have similarities just because their birth signs fell in the zodiac sign

Columns
Hostility against Germany is on rise
by Otmar Issing

Bailing out governments and banks is not the direction in which Germany should lead. If Germany should lead at all, it should do so by providing a model of good economic policies for others to emulate

Travel
Milan moments
by Aoife O'Riordain/The

Italy's fashion capital is also home to a network of canals perfected by Leonardo da Vinci

Round Up
Nawras set to launch all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Oman
by Times News Service

Nawras is offering a first of its kind online pre-booking service for interested customers as stocks are limited and demand for the phone is expected to be huge

Health
Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show
by Reuters

Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular

Entertainment
Movie Review: 2 States
by Siddharth Akouri - S

Directed by debutante Abhishek Varman, 2 States is an all out entertainer and keeps you smiling throughout its duration.