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Protests in Oman over job losses, economy

Sultan Haitham has attempted to introduce economic and political reforms in the past year.
Activists camp outside the Oman Gulf state's consultative council as they continue a series of anti-corruption protests on March 3, 2011, in Muscat.

There were rare protests in Oman today against poor economic conditions in the Gulf state.

Dozens of people protested against job losses and the bad economy in the northern city of Sohar. The protesters threw stones and police fired tear gas. There were also protests on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.

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