Soldiers disperse protest in Oman’s Sohar

Soldiers were deployed on Tuesday in the Omani city of Sohar to break up a protest calling for socio-economic reforms, the ONA state news agency said.

The agency said several anti-government protesters were arrested.

At least one protester has been killed since demonstrations begin in the country.

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who has ruled Oman for 40 years, has introduced several measures to calm Egypt-inspired protests, such as a pay rise for civil servants and an increase in state government pensions.

He has also transferred some legislative powers to the Oman Council, which previously acted as an advisory body.

ABU-DHABI, March 29 (RIA Novosti)

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