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Oman

The Sultanate of Oman, a land of great natural beauty on the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula, has a long and proud heritage. With a population of 2.6 million, Oman has seen rapid economic and social development in the past three decades. A monarchy governed by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the country does not have political parties or a legislature, although a bicameral representative body (the lower house of which is directly elected) provides the government with advice and reviews draft legislation. While Oman is traditionally Islamic and Islam is the state religion, Omanis have for centuries lived with people of other faiths. Non-Muslims are free to worship at churches and temples built on land donated by the Sultan. The economy is largely dependent on the production and export of oil and natural gas, but is becoming increasingly more diversified. Excellent tourist facilities are available in the major cities of Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, and Nizwa and can increasingly be found elsewhere in the country. Travelers may wish to visit the Sultanate’s tourism web site at http://www.omantourism.gov.om/ for more information. Travelers may also wish to read the Department of State Background Notes on Oman for additional information.

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Alerts - Oman

Crew of hijacked Italy tanker freed after 4 months - 23-Apr-2012 CHRISTINE ARMARIO
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Indonesia - Tsunami Warning Issued - 11-Apr-2012

*** Tsunami warning issued for Aceh  [Banda Aceh] - 11 April 2012 *** Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 struck around 30km off the coast of Aceh. The tremors could be felt as far away as Singapore, Thailand and India and people in the Aceh region are reported to be making their way to higher ground.

 



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