Oman

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on the origins, development, history, culture... of these Christians, with some 300 odd photographs). Menachery G (ed) (1982) The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India, B.N.K. Press, vol. 1; Menachery G (ed); (1998) "The Indian Church History Classics", Vol. I, The Nazranies, Ollur, 1998. ISBN 81-87133-05-8 . Mundadan, A. Mathias. (1984) History of Christianity in India, vol.1, Bangalore, India: Church History Association of India. Podipara, Placid J. (1970) "The Thomas Christians". London: Darton, Longman and Tidd, 1970. (is a readable and exhaustive study of the St. Thomas Christians.) Leslie Brown, (1956) The Indian Christians of St. Thomas. An Account of the Ancient Syrian Church of Malabar, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1956, 1982 (repr.) Thomas Puthiakunnel, (1973) "Jewish colonies of India paved the way for St. Thomas", The Saint Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India, ed. George Menachery, Vol. II., Trichur. Koder S. 'History of the Jews of Kerala".The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India, Ed. G. Menachery,1973. T.K Velu Pillai, (1940) "The Travancore State Manual"; 4 volumes; Trivandrum) There is a large Muslim community in South India, particularly in the Malabar Coast, which can trace its roots to the ancient maritime trade between Kerala and Omanis and other Arabs. Kerala is also home to one of the oldest Jewish communities (Cochin Jews) in the world who are supposed to have arrived in the Malabar coast during the time of King Solomon (Biblical account of King Solomon). Koder, S. "History of the Jews of Kerala". ''The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India'', ed. G. Menachery, 1973. Lord, James Henry. (1977) ''The Jews in India and the Far East''. 120 pp.; Greenwood Press Reprint; ISBN 0-8371-2615-0 Thomas Puthiakunnel, (1973) "Jewish colonies of India paved the way for St. Thomas", The Saint Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India, ed. George Menachery, Vol. II., Trichur. Katz, Nathan; & Goldberg, Ellen S; (1993) ''The Last Jews of Cochin: Jewish Identity in Hindu India''. Foreword by Daniel J. Elazar, Columbia, SC, Univ. of South Carolina Press. ISBN 0-87249-847-6 The oldest surviving Jewish synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations is the Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi (Kochi India), Kerala. thumb 250px Nimeiry arrived to the state visit to the United States, 1983 (File:Gaafar Nimeiry DF-SC-84-10022.jpg) In 1981 Nimeiry, pressured by his Islamic opponents, and still President of Sudan, began a dramatic shift toward Islamist (Islamism) political governance. He allied himself with the Muslim Brotherhood. In 1983, he imposed Sharia, or Islamic law, throughout the country—alienating the predominantly Christian and animist south. The administrative boundaries of the south were also reformed. In violation of the Addis Ababa Agreement he dissolved the southern Sudanese government, thereby prompting a renewal of the civil war. Nimeiry was one of only two Arab leaders (the other being Qaboos of Oman) who maintained close relations with Anwar Sadat after the Camp David Accords. He attended Sadat's funeral. ''Stethem's'' port visits during her deployment included Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Perth (Perth, Western Australia) and Sydney. She finally returned to San Diego on November 7, 1997 to begin an inter-deployment training cycle, the second one undertaken by the ship. On 5 April 2010, ''McFaul'' responded to a distress call from the MV ''Rising Sun'' after she was attacked by pirates. ''McFaul'' was able to neutralize the threat, and captured ten suspected pirates and successfully rescued eight crewmembers from onboard a dhow near Salalah, Oman. The pirates were then transferred to the WikiPedia:Oman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Oman Commons:Category:Oman


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-Monitor-International-v304 Oman-Tourism-Q2-6205512 title Travel & Leisure Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis publisher Marketresearch.com date accessdate 2013-06-09 Oman has one of the most diverse environments in the Middle East with various tourist attractions and is particularly well known for cultural tourism. Kharusi, N. S. & Salman, A. (2011) The English Transliteration of Place Names in Oman. Journal of Academic and Applied Studies Vol. 1(3


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for breakfast or crumbled over curry for dinner. Chicken, fish, and lamb or mutton are regularly used in dishes. The Omani halwa (Halva) is a very popular sweet, basically consisting of cooked raw sugar with nuts. There are many different flavors, the most popular ones being the black halwa (original) and the saffron halwa. Halwa is considered as a symbol of Omani hospitality, and is traditionally served with coffee.


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in Oman remain unknown, but many locals believe it was brought to Oman by the Moors of Spanish origin. Yet others say it has a direct connection with Portugal, which colonized the Omani coastline for nearly two centuries. Education


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influential opposition

. - They may comment on laws proposed by the executive branch, but are unable to create real laws themselves.), but are partially or entirely elected by citizens. Oman does not allow political parties and only holds elections with expanding suffrage for a consultative assembly. Though Oman is developing into a constitutional monarchy, political parties are not yet allowed in Oman. The previously influential opposition movement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman, is dormant today. Navigation in the Strait of Hormuz As the Strait of Hormuz at its narrowest is just WikiPedia:Oman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Oman Commons:Category:Oman


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Varzari, "Population History of the Dniester-Carpathians: Evidence from Alu Insertion and Y-Chromosome Polymorphisms" (2006) - 1. 14 November 2009 Muscat (Muscat, Oman), Oman '''1'''–1 2–1 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification - thumb Gecko being handled by a human (File:Hemidactylus turcicus.jpg) The "med gecko" is one of the most successful

species of geckos in the world. Native to southern Europe, it has spread over much of the world and established stable populations far from its origins. Due to this it holds no threatened or endangered status. It can be found in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy (including Lampedusa island, Elba), Albania, Greece, (incl. Kalymnos, Paros, Antiparos, Despotiko, Lesbos, Chios, Limnos, Samos (Samos Island), Samothraki, Milos, Tinos


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; transliterated (Arabic transliteration): Qal'at Bahla') is one of four historic fortresses situated at the foot of the Djebel Akhdar (Jebel Akhdar (Oman)) highlands in Oman. It was built in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the oasis of Bahla was prosperous under the control of the Banu Nebhan tribe. The fort's ruined adobe walls and towers rise some 165 feet above its sandstone foundations. Nearby to the southwest is the Friday Mosque with a 14th-century sculpted mihrab. The fort was not restored or conserved before 1987, and had fallen into a parlous state, with parts


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. They were dispersed by riot police in February 2011. Sultan Qaboos reacted by promising jobs and benefits. In October 2011, elections were held to the Consultative Assembly, for which Sultan Qaboos promised greater powers. The following year, the government began a crackdown on Internet criticism. In September 2012, trials began of 'activists' accused of posting "abusive and provocative" criticism of the government online. Six were given jail terms of 12–18 months and fines of around $2,500 each. WikiPedia:Oman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Oman Commons:Category:Oman

Oman

'''Oman''' ( ), is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the nation is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine border (Maritime boundary)s with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries.

From the late 17th century, the Omani Sultanate was a powerful empire (colonial empire), vying with Portugal and Britain for influence in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. At its peak in the 19th century, Omani influence or control extended across the Strait of Hormuz to Iran and modern-day Pakistan, and as far south as Zanzibar (today part of Tanzania). As its power declined in the 20th century, the sultanate came under the influence of the United Kingdom. Historically, Muscat (Muscat, Oman) was the principal trading port of the Persian Gulf region. Muscat was also among the most important trading ports of the Indian Ocean. Oman's official religion is Ibadi Islam (Ibadi).

Oman is an absolute monarchy. The Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said is the self-appointed leader of the country since 1970. Sultan Qaboos is the longest-serving ruler in the Middle East. Oman's human rights record (Oman#Human rights) has been the subject of criticism.

Unlike its resource-rich neighbors, Oman has modest oil reserves, ranking at 25th globally (List of countries by proven oil reserves).

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