"Demonstrators set a Lulu supermarket ablaze and rallied at two places in this Omani seaside town yesterday in a third consecutive day of clashes.
About 1,000 protesters blocked the entrances to the Sohar Industrial Area, home to the sultanate's major industries, demanding jobs, witnesses said."
The Sultan is reponding: "The sultan of Oman has ordered the hiring of 50,000 citizens in the wake of protests over the weekend that left at least one person dead and 11 others injured."
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I was going to write the other day about Oman and how peaceful it is. My parents visited Oman a few years ago and they loved it. They said it was so clean and beautiful! So I was a little surprised to read the other day about protests in Oman. I thought everybody loved the Sultan of Oman.
Oman is vital to US interests even more than Bahrain. The Strait of Hormuz is just 54 kilometers wide at its narrowest.