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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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India second largest receiver of non-oil Omani exports - 17 Jan 2009
from Oman in 2008, new figures have revealed. India imported 182 million... by Oman's Ministry of National Economy.  The United Arab Emirates (UAE...;Trade and commercial ties between India and Oman had received a tremendous

Oman releases details of new special economic zone - 17 Jan 2009
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) Oman has released details of a new special economic zone... Economic Zone, a joint venture between the Oman government's Sohar International... and business services.  Quoting officials of the SEZ, the Oman Daily

India, Gulf working on multi-faceted cooperation - 16 Jan 2009
memorandums of understanding on defence cooperation with Oman and UAE (United Arab... 4.8 million expatriate Indians in the six Gulf nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman

India in UN panel to combat piracy off Somalian coast - 15 Jan 2009
, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, Oman

Govt. sets up ICWF to help overseas Indian workers in distress - 13 Jan 2009
, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan, Afghanistan... each for Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain and Malaysia.  

Modi meets foreign delegations at Vibrant conclave - 13 Jan 2009
with delegations from Mongolia, Oman, Commonwealth Business Council and Virginia... a bond with Gujarat.   Chairman of Oman's Chamber of Commerce

Oman welcomes Indian investment, joint ventures - 12 Jan 2009
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) With the easing global oil prices, Gulf countries like Oman look forward to investment from India and joint ventures with Indian firms... where Indian companies can form join ventures with our companies,' Oman Oil and Gas

Indian workers in Gulf air problems at diaspora meet - 09 Jan 2009
director, Bhawan Engineering Group, Oman, asked the Indian textile companies to set up units in Oman and take advantage of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that exists between USA and Oman.  Replying to the plea that the government should

Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization to focus on climate change - 09 Jan 2009
of the Committee are: Egypt, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Zambia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman... - Burkina Faso, Egypt, Jordan, Gambia, Libya, Mauritius, Malaysia, Oman, Sudan

Will Ganga, Sunderbans be among seven wonders of nature? - 09 Jan 2009
, Oasis (Israel) Liwa Oasis and Empty Quarter (Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen..., Beach (Bangladesh) Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) Musandam Peninsula (Oman

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