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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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Nepal bans its women from working as domestic maids in Gulf - 01 Jan 2008
Asian nation, the Gulf Times reported.  Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar

Brakes India to expand Oman foundry facility - 01 Jan 2008
capacity of its foundry facility in Oman, a top official said.  'We intend... at Sholinghur near Chennai, has ventured to Oman to reach its high value...; Apart from normal castings, the Oman plant also makes high heat resistant

Jet airways commences daily flights to Muscat from Thiruvananthapuram - 01 Jan 2008
Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 15 (ANI): Jet Airways launched its daily direct services between Thiruvananthapuram and Muscat, connecting the capital cities of Kerala and the Sultanate of Oman.  The maiden flight took off on its

NDA cadets to sail "Tarangini" at high seas - 01 Jan 2008
on September 21.  The ship will visit the ports of Salalah (Oman), Port

Tough immigration rules could prevent Oz education institutions from recruiting Indian students - 01 Jan 2008
risk level. Qatar, Oman and Brazil also shifted to the lowest of the five

Jet Airways announces direct flights between Kerala & Oman - 02 Sep 2008
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will connect the capital cities of the Indian state of Kerala and the Sultanate of Oman, Thiruvananthapuram and Muscat respectively, with daily, direct flights, effective September

Divide and rule - a divisive game of politics - 29 Aug 2008
and economic benefits are taken away by the outsiders. I felt it in Oman and Dubai... lead to a big movement to oust the expatriates. Thank God, Oman

Thai king Adulyadej is the world's richest royal - 01 Jan 2008
)  10. Sultan Qaboos bin Said (Oman)  11. Prince Karim Al Husseini (Agha

India to sign labour agreements with foreign countries - 09 Aug 2008
, Oman and Bahrain. The negotiation done for the protection and welfare..., 0.5 million in Kuwait, about 0.4 million in Oman, about 0.2 million in Qatar

Middle Eastern families help in autism genes' identification - 01 Jan 2008
studied 88 such families, from eight countries: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman

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