Muscat searches for fixes to a familiar problem as protesters demand more jobs

Issue 1127 - 03 Jun 2021

Sultan Haitham has adopted the same tactics as his predecessor in response to protests by unemployed locals that began in Sohar and spread nationwide. Muscat is offering short-term carrots, while security forces wield sticks, but despite Haitham’s reform commitments there is little sign of long-term answers providing an antidote to protesters’ complaints.

Want to read more?

Extra Large Article


(Access to one 1,201 plus word article)

Subscribe to Gulf States Newsletter

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles and set up news alerts.