Royal Dutch Shell profiting from Sultan’s absolute rule in Oman

Unrest has reached Oman, the usually¬†“sedate” and “tranquil”¬†Sultanate on the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Inspired by uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Bahrain, Omani youth took to the streets to challenge government corruption, cronyism, unemployment and a lack of democracy. Protests spread across the desert country, with police firing bullets and teargas from...