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 March 15, 2011
Protests Continue in Oman, Despite Ruler's Concessions
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New protests against the government have erupted in Oman, despite a series of reforms announced by the country's rulers.

Several hundred state petroleum workers rallied Tuesday outside of the agency's headquarters in Muscat to demand higher wages. There also are reports of demonstrations in other towns.

On Sunday, Sultan Qaboos bin Sa'id issued a decree granting lawmaking powers to councils that previously had only advisory roles. He also ordered an increase in state pension benefits and payments for families receiving social security.

The sultan announced the reforms in response to a series of protests than began last month. Demonstrators have said they are seeking jobs and a greater role in politics.
Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.
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