In 1970, with British help and support, Qaboos bin Sa‘id overthrew his father and took the reins of powers in the Sultanate of Oman. Sultan Qaboos was an enlightened monarch, and firmly guided the xenophobic and isolationist state back into the modern world. Oman has since been a model of neutrality and tolerance, often acting as a bridge between regional adversaries (it is no coincidence that Oman served as the initial go-between for U.S.-Iran talks). Nevertheless, when push came to shove, Oman has done what is needed to combat terrorism. U.S. aircraft based in Oman launched some of the initial airstrikes against the Taliban during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Wong is just 18 and has emerged as the face of the Hong Kong protest movement; Al-Kishi is 19 and is serving prison sentence in Bahrain for organising poor Shia demonstrators; Poe, 25, is one of the mobilisers of black minorities in Missouri, US
This is not really true. You can’t say all Saudis are like that because my mother is a kafeel (sponsor) and doesn’t impose upon her workers. I agree that there are many Saudis who get a lot of money from their workers and treat them badly, but still there are many Saudis who fear Allah.
Some reports recently spoke about the intention of the Cabinet to increase the price of a litre of petrol from 65 fils to 110 fils, raise the price of bread from 50 to 100 fils and raise the price of electricity from 5 to 7 fils per kilo watt. Whether this information is a rumor or a real intention by the government, it only shows what many have warned this country from – of depending on a sole resource which is oil, with no diversification plans.