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Baying Blues - Muscat government hospitals grappling with lack of parking areas

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
A view of parking space at Khoula Hospital in Muscat. Photo - Hi Weekly
A major problem afflicting the very busy government hospitals in Muscat is the sheer lack of parking areas. Visitors and patients get trapped hopelessly in clogged parking lanes, sometimes for hours
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Watch your trash - Calls to turn Muscat waste to energy
Entrusted by his company to find solutions for treating waste, Mohammed Al Tawqi stumbled upon a brilliant solution

Soul on Strings - Oman's latest music talent Amal Ghulam Waqar
Teen Oud player, Amal Ghulam Waqar, enthralled an elite audience at the Oud Hobbyist Association with her maiden concert last week

Faith for Duty - onboard HMS Somerset F82
We move on to climb down a ladder where have already seen men and women in uniform descending and ascending fairly rapidly…Moving around a warship can be much more physically demanding

A banal, life-threatening crash - F1 winning legend Michael Schumacher lost in coma
Schumacher was reportedly talking to the rescue team that put him into the helicopter, but doctors put him into an induced coma to combat swelling around the brain


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Art Connect - German artist Yasemin Yilmaz uses art and internet to create One Global Artwork
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A Guide to Afghanistan’s 2014 Presidential Election
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Sand Dude
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Just for laughs
Gullible fun lovers gather around, April Fools’ Day is upon us. Laugh around, fool and be fooled without raising any brows. Let there be fun as the day of buffoonery and fandango arrives on April 1
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At the Bait Al Zubair complex, is an exhibition titled Fragments 2: Homage to Sarah by Radhika Khimji. Radhika’s title echoes late Sarah White’s painting called Fragments 2: Homage to Jabreen
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Family of five to be laid to rest in Oman
An Indian family of five who were killed in a tragic road accident, which also claimed the lives of four nationals, will be laid to rest in Oman
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Omani arrested in India returns home
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Chennai symphony salutes Yanni
Music maestro Yanni is in Chennai to perform for the Black & White-organised Yanni India concerts. As a curtain raiser to his concert, noted Indian musicians held a show in his honour
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Asian arrested at Muscat International Airport for trafficking drugs
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Raids on Oman expat homes to help catch illegal workers
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Aam Aadmi Party chief forgives autorickshaw driver who slapped him
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