Middle East Economic Survey


No 10


Unrest Reaches Oman, But Refinery Operations Unaffected

The MENA regions unrest has spread into the normally peaceful sultanate of Oman, stunning many observers. Sultan Qabus bin Sa'id had been seen by many as a progressive and well-liked monarch, who led Oman into modernity. However, reports that his security forces shot dead up to six protestors may have changed this perception. In Omans main port and industrial city, Sohar, since 26...