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2002 was a watershed year for Omanis as Sultan Qaboos bin Said extended voting rights to all Omanis above 21. Previously voting rights were the exclusive luxury of the elites. In 2003 another political reform took place when first elections to the Consultative Council took place although it did little to change the council?s political set-up. Women found representation in the Omani executive for the first time when a woman minister was appointed in 2004. Oman which was till now unscathed with the spectre of Islamic fundamentalism saw its first glimpse when 100 suspected Islamists were arrested for attempted coup but were later pardoned. Omani trade received a boost in 2006 in the form of Oman-US FTA. In 2007 more than 50 people lost their lives when the Gonu, the worst tropical storm in decades, hit the country. Oman?s ecology and tourism received a jolt when the country?s Arabian Oryx Sanctuary was removed from UNESCO?s World Heritage site list, the first ever site to be de-listed, after the Oryx population dwindled significantly and the government cut down the sanctuary size by 90%.

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Indian film to capture great culture, beauty and landscapes of Oman - 04 Sep 2011
in the sultanate of Oman. The film titled 'Thukool,' which means 'freeze' in Hindi... to shoot scenes for film with picturesque backdrops of Oman.  Popular.... 'Thukool' is a soft love story with significant relevance of Oman, said

Family of hostage held by Somali pirates slams government - 30 Aug 2011
it got hijacked near Oman. There has been a rise in pirate attacks

Pak paper accuses India of being behind Balochistan unrest - 14 Aug 2011
, Dubai and Oman, it added.  Their financial sources largely remain shrouded

Cargo ship M.V. Sinin captured by Somali pirates in February released - 13 Aug 2011
nautical miles off Masirah (Oman) on February 12, when she was on a journey

Indian embassy in Oman to outsource passport, visa processing - 17 Jul 2011
Muscat, July 17 (ANI): The Indian embassy in Oman has decided to outsource processing service of passports and visas shortly. According to a statement issued by the Indian embassy, the process of collection of passport and visa

Iran successfully testfires surface-to-sea missiles - 06 Jul 2011
targets in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard

Indian construction workers in Oman living without wages for six months - 03 Jul 2011
Muscat, July 3 (ANI): Twenty-six Indian construction workers employed in Oman are living without salary for nearly six months. These workers were hired..., hoping to make it up by earning here in Oman but now we are not earning

India tightens hiring rules to protect housemaids seeking employment in Oman - 15 Jun 2011
changes to the service agreements of housemaids being brought from India to Oman...;"Every employer, including Indian nationals residing in Oman, will have... intimated Oman's Ministry of Manpower about the changes in housemaid service contract

Indo-Pak Defence Secretary level talks on Siachen on May 30-31 - 26 May 2011
Minister Rajiv Gandhi and then Pakistan President Gen Zia-ul-Haq at Oman and New

UPA Govt. wants rapid development of Bundelkhand: Manmohan Singh - 20 May 2011
lakh tones." Bharat-Oman Refinery, which is situated in Sagar district... (BPCL) with equity participation from Oman Oil Company Limited (OOCL...;"This project is an example of cooperation in many areas between Oman and India. I hope

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