November 5, 1990 |
Many of Oman's 65,000 civil servants cheered, clapped their hands and stamped their feet over the weekend as cash handouts were announced to celebrate Sultan Kaboos ibn Said's 50th birthday and his 20 years on the throne. Government workers will receive bonuses of up to three times their monthly salaries, Civil Service Minister Abdul Nabi Macki said.
November 19, 1985
Sultan Kaboos ibn Said staged a lavish military parade to open a weeklong celebration of his 45th birthday and his 15 years of ruling Oman. Former President Gerald R. Ford, King Hussein of Jordan, Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi were among representatives of 60 countries at the parade.
January 13, 1986 |
British Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe met with the ruler of Oman, Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, on Sunday at the beginning of a three-nation tour of Persian Gulf nations aimed at broadening cooperation to combat terrorism. Howe arrived in the Omani capital of Muscat on Saturday at the start of a six-day trip that will also take him to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He held talks earlier Sunday with his Omani counterpart, Youssef Alawi, the Gulf News Agency said.
December 19, 1989 |
Persian Gulf Arab leaders began a four-day summit in Muscat, Oman, to debate how to deal with Iran after its war with Iraq and to discuss the possibility of starting an Arab Common Market to exploit higher oil prices. Omani leader Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, host of the 10th meeting of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, called for changes in the gulf states to better meet popular demands at a time of democratic changes in Eastern Europe.
November 19, 1990 |
The ruler of Oman, a key state in the international alliance against Iraq, took a major step toward political reform Sunday by announcing plans for a consultative assembly. Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, who made the announcement in a speech marking the 20th anniversary of his reign, said the assembly will be formed within a year. "We have decided upon the formation of a consultative assembly in which all the counties of the sultanate are to be represented," he said. The country has 42 counties.
October 7, 1990 |
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd asked Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu on Saturday for extra aid for countries that sent troops to defend his kingdom against Iraq, Kaifu's spokesman said. "I want you to think of aid to Syria, Morocco, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries that are sending forces here," the spokesman quoted the king as telling Kaifu. Kaifu did not reply, but a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said Tokyo would consider the request.