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Protester's stage large Oman pro-reform demo

Some 3,000 protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers in Oman's southern port of Salalah in one of the biggest pro-reform demonstrations since scattered unrest began in the sultanate two months ago. Full story

Oman pardons 234 arrested during protests

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has pardoned 234 protesters arrested during weeks of demonstrations in the Gulf Arab state, the official news agency said on Wednesday. Full story

Oman to spend $2.6 billion to satisfy protest demands

Oman plans to spend 1 billion rials ($2.6 billion) to "satisfy the demands" of street protesters in the Gulf Arab country who seek jobs and political reforms, state television reported on Sunday. Full story

Oman to boost pro-reform spending after protests

Oman says it will spend about 1 billion rials ($2.6 billion) to address demands by protesters for more jobs and state aid. Full story

Somali pirates free Greek supertanker

Greek authorities said Friday that Somali pirates released a Greek-flagged supertanker captured two months ago off the coast of Oman, while the EU's anti-piracy force say another ship in the same region was hijacked. Full story

Oman arrests protesters preparing weapons

Oman's prosecutor says a number of people have been arrested for preparing weapons and firebombs for use in an upcoming pro-reform demonstration. Full story

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  Somali pirates kill 4 Americans on hijacked yacht

A shocking standoff between Somali pirates and U.S. Naval forces off the coast of Oman ended in the death of four American civilians on Tuesday. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.

  Pirates seize Americans; military plans response

U.S. military officials say they’re assessing possible responses after pirates hijacked a yacht with four Americans on board off the coast of Oman. NBC’s George Lewis reports.

  Iran: Oman working to free Americans

Iran indicates that the country of Oman is working behind the scenes to secure the release of the two remaining Americans, after earlier helping with the release of Sarah Shourd. NBC's Ali Arouzi reports.

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