Oman. In early October, 23,000 British soldiers and 24
British warships gathered in Oman for military exercises
together with Omani forces. The drills were planned even
before the terrorist attacks in the United States in
September. Police in the capital Muscat unleashed a protest
demonstration against the US war in Afghanistan.
Countryaah, three Pakistani men were arched on July 20. All three
were convicted of drug smuggling and two of them also for
illegal weapons possession.
The six Gulf Cooperation Council members decided at a
meeting in Oman on December 31 to form a Customs Union and
create a single currency.