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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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NASA's TRMM satellite helped estimate rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet - 09 Jun 2010
heavy rainfall over parts of Oman and Pakistan. TRMM satellite rainfall data... of northeast Oman received as much as 450 millimeters (17.7 inches), while Pakistan... the coast of Oman on June 3.  After making landfall in Oman, Phet dissipated

Cyclone Phet's intensity reduces but Pak still under threat - 05 Jun 2010
Karachi, Jun.5 (ANI): Despite its intensity being reduced after hitting the coast of Oman on Friday, cyclone 'Phet' continues to threaten Pakistan... with winds of about 140 kilometres per hour after it whipped Oman causing

Over 60, 000 people evacuated in Pak as 'Phet' approaches - 04 Jun 2010
the Oman coast and could recurve towards Pakistan's coastline of Balochistan

Oldest sanctuary in Arabia discovered - 12 Apr 2010
Age on the Oman Peninsula, and it is not until the Iron Age that religious

Iran annoyed over Pak's delay in finalising electricity import deal - 23 Mar 2010
, Qatar, the UAE, Jordan, Syria and Oman have shown interest in buying electricity

Pak gives up on hosting Davis Cup tie against New Zealand - 15 Mar 2010
the Lahore blasts," he added. The ITF has already moved Davis Cup ties against Oman

oman survives 5-floor fall from burning building - 22 Feb 2010
New York, Feb 22 (ANI): A woman has survived despite falling from the fifth floor of a building on fire in New York.

Shashi Tharoor to visit Oman - 04 Feb 2010
will undertake an official visit to Oman between February 5-7. Tharoor has... in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman for a strategic dialogue... Century." India and Oman enjoy warm and cordial relations, which can be ascribed

'Hillary effect' behind rise in number of women ambassadors in US - 11 Jan 2010
, the Netherlands, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, Oman, Colombia, India

A.R. Rahman focusing on international live concerts - 16 Nov 2009
another live concert in Muscat (Oman). Rahman is also using social networking

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