Do you need employers clearance to re-enter Oman? Our legal expert answers

by Times News Service
Even though, an expatriate has exceeded the limit of 179 days, the visa and resident status will remain active in the computers unless the employer has cancelled the same

Warplanes hit Yemen's Sanaa overnight, after dawn-residents

by Reuters
One of the residents said the strikes appeared mainly focussed around the diplomatic quarter of the capital

Yemen crisis: Arab League leaders reach consensus on unified force

by Rejimon K
Arab leaders have agreed to create a unified Arab force as Oman expressed hope for security and stability in the region on Sunday

Oman accident: Road deaths drop but toll still runs to 15 per week

by Rejimon K and Fahad Al Ghadani
While authorities, road safety experts and parliamentarians have welcomed the dip in figures, they feel more needs to be done

LIVE BLOG: Warplanes attack Yemen's Sanaa throughout night; Strikes continue after daybreak: residents

by Times News Service
Follow our live blog for ongoing updates on the attacks in Yemen
Technology
Messaging apps offer to do it all, for more money
by The New York Times N

Such moves are part of a trend toward messaging apps becoming do-it-all services. The model, in many ways, comes from the messaging giants popular in China and Japan

Thursday
VIDEO: Ferrari FF, power, pace and grace
by Scott Armstrong

“At my signal unleash hell.” The opening words to Ridley’s Scott epic blockbuster Gladiator echo in my mind as I prepare myself for what is about to happen

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Features
Technology: Design of devices gains importance
by FARHAD MANJOO/The New York Times News Service

You need good physical design — or industrial design — to get people through the door. The real differentiator now, though, is the user interface — how the thing work

Columns
British poll campaign ignores vital issues
by CHRIS PATTEN

The UK has a long track record of scolding its European Nato partners for not spending the two per cent of GDP that each has pledged to dedicate to defence

Health
Angelina Jolie surgery 'dramatically' lowers cancer risk: experts
by AFP

It is a hard personal choice, but removing healthy fallopian tubes and ovaries effectively slashes the cancer odds for women like Angelina Jolie who carry a risk-boosting gene mutation, experts said