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Oman pardons 234 arrested during protests

Oman pardons 234 arrested during protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Oman's ruler has pardoned 234 people who were arrested during anti-government protests earlier in the year, the Gulf state's news agency said.
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'Sinbad hometown' puts genie back in bottle

'Sinbad hometown' puts genie back in bottle | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SOHAR, Oman — Turbaned troops in armoured cars have put the genie of Arab revolts back in the bottle in Sohar, a reputed hometown of "Sinbad the Sailor" and focus of violent protests in normally sleepy Oman.
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Oman protesters seek prosecution of those behind killings

(Reuters) - Omani protesters asked the public prosecutor on Wednesday to charge members of the security forces responsible for killing two demonstrators in separate clashes in the northeast industrial city of Sohar.
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Oman detained dozens during clashes -witnesses

MUSCAT, April 2 (Reuters) - Security forces detained between 50 and 60 protesters in clashes on Friday in the Omani industrial town of Sohar, witnesses said on Saturday.
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Oman protests carry on despite sultan's reforms

Oman protests carry on despite sultan's reforms | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN — The prime minister of Jordan said on Monday people have the right to free speech and that the government will set aside special areas for protests, in an apparent bid to ease tensions after bloody clashes last week.
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Oman protesters urged to avoid acts of violence

Oman protesters urged to avoid acts of violence | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
MUSCAT — The Council of Ministers and the chief of Oman’s trade union federation called upon the people to protest peacefully and not to indulge in violent activities.
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Oman security staff block airport in pay protest

Oman security staff block airport in pay protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Private security guards in Oman blocked the main airport in the Gulf Arab state on Wednesday in a demonstration to demand higher pay, witnesses said.
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Oman to spend 1 billion rials to meet protesters' demands

Oman has announced a spending boost as a centrepiece of efforts to quell two months of sporadic demonstrations for more jobs and a greater political voice in the monarchy.
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Protesters in Oman want security forces charged over deaths of demonstrators - The National

Demand for members of the security forces who killed two protesters to be named and charges brought against them.
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Oman Offers Some Lessons to a Region Embroiled in Protest

Oman Offers Some Lessons to a Region Embroiled in Protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Oman has a lot of work to do to create jobs for its young people, but when protests began to sweep the Arab world last month, they quickly fizzled out there.
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Oman’s Public Prosecution orders arrest of protesters

MUSCAT — Oman’s Public Prosecution on Tuesday ordered the arrest of protesters and restoration of normal life in the city of Sohar, which had become the symbol of protests.
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Oman protesters set up camp in Muscat govt district

MUSCAT, March 22 (Reuters) - About 100 Omani demonstrators set up tents on Tuesday in a district of the capital housing the main government ministries, demanding political reform.
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Protests Continue in Oman, Despite Ruler's Concessions

Protests Continue in Oman, Despite Ruler's Concessions | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
New protests against the government have erupted in Oman, despite a series of reforms announced by the country's rulers. Several hundred state petroleum workers rallied Tuesday outside of the agency's headquarters in Muscat to demand higher wages. There also are reports of demonstrations in other towns.
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