Monday, February 28, 2011

Unrest in Oman -- News Updates February 28, 2011

Protests In Oman Spread -- New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Demonstrators blocked roads and clashed with police on Monday in Oman, the normally quiet oil-rich country along the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, as three-day-old protests calling for political reforms and better living conditions spread to Muscat, the capital.

In the northeast port city of Sohar, where the protests originated, demonstrators blocked roads to the port, Oman’s second biggest, and an industrial area that includes a refinery and an aluminum factory, according to two witnesses in Sohar and news agencies. They also set a supermarket on fire and clashed with the police. Protesters have also been camped out for three days in the city’s main square, called Kurra Ardiyah Roundabout, despite efforts by police and army to push them out, a resident in Sohar said by e-mail.

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More News On The Unrest In Oman

2 dead as protesters, police clash in Oman, witnesses say -- CNN
Oman protesters unmoved by sultan's offer -- CNN
Oman concessions fail to stop protest -- UPI
Oman police tear gas protesters -- Financial Times
Oman protests intensify as Sultan struggles to appease demonstrators -- Christian Science Monitor
Oman protests do not halt oil product shipments -- Reuters
Omanis Protest for 3rd Day in Key Industrial Town -- Voice of America
Looting reported amid Oman protests -- Al Jazeera
Oman Youth Protests Enter a Third Night as Sultan Promises to Create Jobs -- Bloomberg
Oman protests: More unrest despite sultan's reform vow -- BBC
Oman's Second-Largest Port Blocked By Protesters -- RTT News

My Comment: Who is next?

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