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By Georgie Anne Geyer | August 15, 1991
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman -- DURING A six-week trip through Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, I knew I should celebrate a new world. The Cold War is over, communism is dead, the gulf war was won by "the just."Instead, I found myself thinking of the world in terms of the two new "D's": disintegration and delusion. National disintegration is thriving, from East Germany to Yugoslavia, and from Gaza to Kuwait to India. Much of humanity seems ever more rooted in the delusions of extreme nationalism, of expansionism and particularly (as in Kuwait City and Belgrade)
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By Sports on TV | June 21, 2011
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By John Daniszewski and John Daniszewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 29, 1999
MUSCAT, Oman -- There once was a boy who was shunned by his wealthy and powerful father. He was sent to a foreign land to be educated. To support himself, he had to join a foreign army.When at last his father sent for him, the young man hurried home full of expectations -- only to learn he was to be kept out of sight.It was an unpromising beginning to an Arabian tale, but it has had a happy ending for the boy, now known as Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, supreme ruler of the Sultanate of Oman.There are few countries in the world that have come so far so fast under the rule of one man.At a time when many people think of the Middle East as unsafe, prone to violence, discriminatory toward women and minorities, chaotic and backward, Oman presents another picture.
TRAVEL
By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | December 2, 2007
My wife and I don't have kids. Are there companies that offer active travel vacations or cooking schools for adults only? If you're active travelers, many companies offer challenging excursions that might include strenuous hiking or rafting and don't appeal to families. Mountain Travel Sobek (mtsobek.com), for example, has a number of these trips and says it tries to book clients in adults-only groups if requested; most other outfitters will do the same. Also, traveling at times of the year when kids are in school usually guarantees adults only.
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By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | December 2, 2007
My wife and I don't have kids. Are there companies that offer active travel vacations or cooking schools for adults only? If you're active travelers, many companies offer challenging excursions that might include strenuous hiking or rafting and don't appeal to families. Mountain Travel Sobek (mtsobek.com), for example, has a number of these trips and says it tries to book clients in adults-only groups if requested; most other outfitters will do the same. Also, traveling at times of the year when kids are in school usually guarantees adults only.
NEWS
April 9, 1997
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu will not make peace with Palestinians unless pushed into it by the one foreign power he respects or by Israeli public opinion. Without this pressure, as his decision to push ahead with Har Homa construction shows, he will give in to rightist intransigents. As long as he goes on creating facts that revise the map, the PLO under Yasser Arafat will not move forward in negotiating a final settlement of territory and status.President Clinton did not give Mr. Netanyahu what the Israeli leader wanted in their meeting -- a proposal for U.S.-brokered final status talks without retrenchment of Israel's expansion.
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February 27, 2000
MY BEST SHOT Oman traffic jam Mary Betz, Baltimore My husband and I took an "Arabian Nights" cruise from Piraeus, Greece, to Bombay, India. One of our stops was in Oman. The roads are very modern, so you can imagine our surprise when our excursion was interrupted by a herd of hundreds of camels. In Oman, wealth is determined by the number of camels you own, so you know the owner of these camels was a very wealthy man indeed. A MEMORABLE PLACE Bravery on a French beach Charles J. Bury Jr. SPECIAL TO THE SUN It was cold and wet. The wind was blowing hard, sending chills down my spine as I looked out over the beach.
SPORTS
By Sports on TV | June 21, 2011
TUESDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS Autos Xtreme Sprint Car Series (T) TCN10 Mazda MX-5 Cup: Autobahn CC (T) TCN11 MLB Orioles@Pittsburgh (T) MASN9:30 a.m. Orioles@Pittsburgh (L) MASN7 Seattle@Washington (L) MASN27 Yankees@Cincinnati (L) MLB7 Cubs@White Sox (L) WGN-A8 Minnesota@San Francisco (L) MLB10 Orioles@Pittsburgh (T)
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | October 15, 2007
For three days straight, Sister Agnes Oman tried to get through to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration phone line to make driver's license appointments for her immigrant clients. She would begin at 8:27 a.m., just before the appointment line opens at 8:30 a.m. And she kept calling. One recent Wednesday, she dialed 60 times. Always busy. Thursday, 220 times. Nothing. And Friday, she called 120 times. No answer. "I'm starting to get frustrated," said Oman, associate director for the Hispanic ministry of the Diocese of Wilmington, which serves the Eastern Shore.
NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | August 13, 1991
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman -- WHY ARE hostages being released in Beirut? For the answer to that question, one need only look around this part of the world.In the wake of the gulf war, Iran has dropped her black robes of secrecy and of seclusion. She is lobbying everyone to regain even some small role in the Middle East's ever-erratic "family of nations" -- and she is having considerable success."In our opinion, the moderates are gaining power in the Iranian government," His Highness Sayyid Haitham, undersecretary for political affairs in Oman's Foreign Ministry, commented to me as the Iranian "respectability offensive" gained steam this summer.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | October 15, 2007
For three days straight, Sister Agnes Oman tried to get through to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration phone line to make driver's license appointments for her immigrant clients. She would begin at 8:27 a.m., just before the appointment line opens at 8:30 a.m. And she kept calling. One recent Wednesday, she dialed 60 times. Always busy. Thursday, 220 times. Nothing. And Friday, she called 120 times. No answer. "I'm starting to get frustrated," said Oman, associate director for the Hispanic ministry of the Diocese of Wilmington, which serves the Eastern Shore.
TRAVEL
February 27, 2000
MY BEST SHOT Oman traffic jam Mary Betz, Baltimore My husband and I took an "Arabian Nights" cruise from Piraeus, Greece, to Bombay, India. One of our stops was in Oman. The roads are very modern, so you can imagine our surprise when our excursion was interrupted by a herd of hundreds of camels. In Oman, wealth is determined by the number of camels you own, so you know the owner of these camels was a very wealthy man indeed. A MEMORABLE PLACE Bravery on a French beach Charles J. Bury Jr. SPECIAL TO THE SUN It was cold and wet. The wind was blowing hard, sending chills down my spine as I looked out over the beach.
NEWS
By John Daniszewski and John Daniszewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 29, 1999
MUSCAT, Oman -- There once was a boy who was shunned by his wealthy and powerful father. He was sent to a foreign land to be educated. To support himself, he had to join a foreign army.When at last his father sent for him, the young man hurried home full of expectations -- only to learn he was to be kept out of sight.It was an unpromising beginning to an Arabian tale, but it has had a happy ending for the boy, now known as Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, supreme ruler of the Sultanate of Oman.There are few countries in the world that have come so far so fast under the rule of one man.At a time when many people think of the Middle East as unsafe, prone to violence, discriminatory toward women and minorities, chaotic and backward, Oman presents another picture.
NEWS
April 9, 1997
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu will not make peace with Palestinians unless pushed into it by the one foreign power he respects or by Israeli public opinion. Without this pressure, as his decision to push ahead with Har Homa construction shows, he will give in to rightist intransigents. As long as he goes on creating facts that revise the map, the PLO under Yasser Arafat will not move forward in negotiating a final settlement of territory and status.President Clinton did not give Mr. Netanyahu what the Israeli leader wanted in their meeting -- a proposal for U.S.-brokered final status talks without retrenchment of Israel's expansion.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | August 26, 1993
Nearly 24 hours of dread ended yesterday afternoon when Henry and Iris Winters of Catonsville got word from the Navy: Their son was going to live, the only survivor of a Gulf of Oman helicopter crash that killed the three other crew members."
NEWS
By Thomas Maugh II and Thomas Maugh II,Los Angeles Times | February 5, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- The fabled lost city of Ubar, celebrated in both the Koran and "The Arabian Nights" as the queen of the lucrative frankincense trade for 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, has been discovered by a Los Angeles-based team of amateur and professional archaeologists.Using a combination of high-tech satellite imagery and old-fashioned literary detective work, they discovered the fortress city buried under the shifting sands of a section of Oman so barren that it is known as the Rub'al Khali, or Empty Quarter.
NEWS
By Thomas Maugh II and Thomas Maugh II,Los Angeles Times | February 5, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- The fabled lost city of Ubar, celebrated in both the Koran and "The Arabian Nights" as the queen of the lucrative frankincense trade for 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, has been discovered by a Los Angeles-based team of amateur and professional archaeologists.Using a combination of high-tech satellite imagery and old-fashioned literary detective work, they discovered the fortress city buried under the shifting sands of a section of Oman so barren that it is known as the Rub'al Khali, or Empty Quarter.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | August 26, 1993
Nearly 24 hours of dread ended yesterday afternoon when Henry and Iris Winters of Catonsville got word from the Navy: Their son was going to live, the only survivor of a Gulf of Oman helicopter crash that killed the three other crew members."
NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | August 15, 1991
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman -- DURING A six-week trip through Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, I knew I should celebrate a new world. The Cold War is over, communism is dead, the gulf war was won by "the just."Instead, I found myself thinking of the world in terms of the two new "D's": disintegration and delusion. National disintegration is thriving, from East Germany to Yugoslavia, and from Gaza to Kuwait to India. Much of humanity seems ever more rooted in the delusions of extreme nationalism, of expansionism and particularly (as in Kuwait City and Belgrade)
NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | August 13, 1991
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman -- WHY ARE hostages being released in Beirut? For the answer to that question, one need only look around this part of the world.In the wake of the gulf war, Iran has dropped her black robes of secrecy and of seclusion. She is lobbying everyone to regain even some small role in the Middle East's ever-erratic "family of nations" -- and she is having considerable success."In our opinion, the moderates are gaining power in the Iranian government," His Highness Sayyid Haitham, undersecretary for political affairs in Oman's Foreign Ministry, commented to me as the Iranian "respectability offensive" gained steam this summer.
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