Two Oman ministers dismissed


This video from Oman is called Sohar protest Monday 28 Feb.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Sultan of Oman dismisses two ministers

Added: Saturday, 5 March 2011, 15:59

The sultan of Oman Qabus has dismissed two ministers, after the demonstrations in recent days against the regime. The demonstrators demand reforms and an end to corruption.

The sultan last week made some promises and then fired six ministers. Despite this, the protests continued, the protesters demand the resignation of all ministers.

Queen Beatrix [of the Netherlands] would start tomorrow a three-day state visit to Oman, but that was canceled because of the unrest in the country. But on Tuesday night she will be in Oman for a private dinner with Sultan Qabus.

Another NOS item says Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima will be at the Tuesday private dinner as well.

Amnesty: Qatari blogger detained: Human rights group says Sultan al-Khalaifi has been held incommunicado in Qatar: here.

Egyptians storm state security building: here.

Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers: “Trudging through dungeon-like cells and mounds of shredded documents, hundreds of Egyptians on Saturday surged into the Cairo headquarters of the dreaded State Security apparatus for an unprecedented look inside buildings where political prisoners endured horrific torture… Dismantling State Security, the shadowy and all-powerful intelligence force, was a key demand of protesters who forced the resignation last month of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak”: here.

Yemen MPs quit ruling party: Several members of General People’s Congress resign in protest against violence used against demonstrators: here.

Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests: here.

Saudis preparing for ‘day of rage’ next week: here.

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