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.
Three Pakistani men were arched on July 20. All three were convicted of drug smuggling and two of them also for illegal weapons possession.
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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.
According to Countryaah, the population of Oman in 2001 was 2,511,140, ranking number 140 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.060% yearly, and the population density was 8.1139 people per km2.