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Omanis demand benefits from economic reforms

Protests last month come as Sultan Haitham seeks to reduce Oman's debt, create jobs, and shift away from oil dependence, but its a long game.
Omani women protest in front of the General Directorate for Housing and Planning in Salalah, Oman, May 28, 2021.

“Where is the oil and gas?” chanted protesters in the southern city of Salalah, to question the state’s use of hydrocarbon revenues. 

Like them, hundreds of job seekers took to the streets of major cities in the Gulf sheikhdom in late May to protest over high youth unemployment and corruption.

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