Oman Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

28 February, 2011 —

Protests in Oman Spread
New York Times
By NADA BAKRI 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 …

Oil Climbs on Libya, Oman Tensions; Persian Gulf Stocks Tumble
San Francisco Chronicle
28 (Bloomberg) — Oil rose for a sixth day in London on concern turmoil in
Libya and the spread of protests to Oman will disrupt output. Persian Gulf
shares dropped to a six-month low, while stocks fluctuated and US index
futures fell. …

Protesters shot as violence spreads to Oman
The Australian
Masked Omani protesters flash victory signs outside the governor’s house
damaged by fire during a demonstration in Sohar. Picture: AFP Source: AFP
Police shot dead two demonstrators as the wave of protests sweeping the
Arab world engulfed the normally …

Oil price spikes as unrest hits Oman
Oil prices rose spiked on Monday as protests in Oman fuelled wider concern
about security of supply from the Middle East after uprisings in Libya
dramatically reduced exports from North Africa. Hundreds of protesters
blocked access to Oman’s second …

Pirates seize Greek-owned bulk carrier off Oman
Reuters Africa
EU Navfor said the MV Dover was hijacked about 260 nautical miles north
east of Salalah in Oman. Communication with the vessel had been lost, it
said. “The Panamanian flagged, Greek owned vessel was on its way to Saleef
(Yemen) from Port Quasim …

Turkish frigate repels pirate attacks off Oman
Reuters Africa
ISTANBUL Feb 28 (Reuters) – A Turkish frigate repulsed an attack by pirates
on a Turkish-flagged freighter east of Oman, the Turkish General Staff said
in a statement on Monday. The M/V Kiran Asya, travelling from the United
States to Iraq, …

US Stocks Higher; UN Imposes Sanctions on Libya, Unrest Spreads to Oman
Popular unrest in the Middle East spread to Oman and UN imposes sanctions
on Gaddafi regime. Blackstone agreed to buy Australia-based Centro”s US
Malls for $9.4 billion. JPMorgan contemplated stake in Twitter. Stock
market indexes opened higher after …;-UN-Imposes-Sanctions-on-Libya,-Unrest-Spreads-to-Oman/43104/

Sama Telecom wins third Oman licence – decree
MUSCAT, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Sama Telecommunications has won Oman’s third
telecom licence, according to a decree issued by the Gulf Arab state’s
ruler, Sultan Qaboos, which was published on Sunday. “Issuing a first grade
licence for Sama …

Protesters Push For Change In Middle East
Sky News
It had been reported that up to six people had died as hundreds of
demonstrators demanding more jobs fought police in the port city of Sohar,
but Oman’s health minister denied those claims. Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saidi
also said police used rubber …

Oman: Protests continue in Sohar · Global Voices
By Yacoub Al-Slaise
The waves of Arab revolt have reached the shores of Oman as hundreds of
Omanis take to the streets in calls for reform and the end of corruption in
different areas across the Sultanate. Protests continued in Sohar, the
industrial hub …

The Revolutionary Tsunami Hits Oman — Daily Intel
By Nitasha Tiku
Although public dissent in the comparatively oil-poor country is rare, it
looks like Oman has become the latest Arab country hit by a wave of
political unrest. Conflicting reports out of Oman say between one to six
protesters have been …

OMAN: Protesters remain in streets as death toll from clashes …
By latme
Protesters remained in the streets of the Omani industrial city of Sohar on
Monday, reportedly blocking the road to the port and a refinery, a day
after the city witnessed deadly clashes between security forces and
demonstrators …

Five reasons for Cameron to worry about Oman | Westminster blog …
By Alex Barker
Jim Pickard and Alex Barker, Financial Times Westminster correspondents,
share the latest news and analysis on the UK’s political scene.

Violent Protests in Iraq and Oman | World | Epoch Times
By By Marco t’ Hoen/Epoch Times Staff
Protesters filled the streets in several cities across Oman and Iraq over
the weekend.

Oman police clash with protesters – ABC News (Australian …
Witnesses in Oman say police have fired rubber bullets on stone-throwing
protesters demanding political reform, killing two people.

Oman protests spread, road to port blocked – Yahoo! News
Omani protesters demanding jobs and political reforms blocked roads to a
main port in the north of the Gulf Arab sultanate as looters trashed a
nearby …

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