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Omani Forces Break Up Demonstration

March 2, 2011 Comments off

voanews.com

Omani forces have dispersed demonstrators who were blocking the road to a port in the northern industrial city of Sohar, where protests earlier this week turned deadly.

Reuters news agency quotes witnesses as saying one person was injured Tuesday when security forces fired warning shots into the air.  Witnesses said tanks were also deployed.

The protesters had taken to the Read more…

Pirates hijack $200 million crude oil: owners say Somali pirates dangerously disrupting world oil supplies

February 10, 2011 Comments off
The tanker was attacked about 400 miles (650km) south-east of Muscat

A supertanker carrying about $200m (£125m; 146m euros) worth of crude oil has been hijacked off the coast of Oman, the vessel’s Greek operator says.

Athens-based shipping company Enesel said they had lost communication with the Irene SL.

The 333m (1,093ft) vessel was on its way from the Gulf to the Gulf of Mexico when it was attacked.

Although the incident happened hundreds of miles from Somalia, pirate gangs are known to operate there.

A body representing the owners of much of the world’s tanker fleet warned that Read more…