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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.

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