Oman Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 8 March 2011

8 March 2011 —

Protests to continue in Oman –
US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is greeted by Omani Sultan Qaboos at the Bait Al Baraka Palace in Muscat, Oman, December 5, 2010. UPI/Jerry Morrison/DOD MUSCAT, Oman, March 8 (UPI) — Protesters in Oman said they plan to continue their peaceful …

Oman Air Reviews Protesters’ Demands, Says Flights Run Normally – Bloomberg
By Tamara Walid – Tue Mar 08 09:20:18 GMT 2011 Oman Air, the sultanate’s
state- owned carrier, said it’s studying employee demands on pay and
working conditions and will “accommodate them as much as possible”
following workers’ protest demonstrations. …

Oman: Investigate Deaths in Protest Clashes – TTKN News
New York) – Omani authorities should conduct an immediate, credible
investigation into the use of lethal force by the police to quell a
demonstration that had turned violent in the northern coastal town of Sohar
on February 27, 2011, Human Rights Watch …

Omani women’s voice gaining pitch
In the agitations taking place in the country, women have proved that not
only the Omani men but they too have the courage to come out and demand
their rights as citizens of this country. They have raised their voice and
played a major role in …

Oman sultan sacks ministers, dissolves economy ministry – Arab News
Oman’s sultan directly addressed one of the main demands of protesters by
closing the Ministry of National economy, which was widely blamed by
demonstrators for failing to provide more opportunities for the nation’s
young population. …

Protesters in Oman rally at state TV headquarters | The Associated …
By The Associated Press
More than 150 protesters have rallied outside Oman’s state television
headquarters in the capital Muscat to call for greater press freedoms.
Tuesday’s demonstration was peaceful.

War News Updates: Unrest In Oman — News Updates March 8, 2011
By War News Updates Editor
MUSCAT, Oman, March 8 (UPI) — Protesters in Oman said they plan to
continue their peaceful demonstrations despite the major cabinet reshuffle
announced by Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed. A spokesman for the protesters told
Gulf News the …

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