Oman to spend $2.6 billion to satisfy protest demands: report

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Posted: Apr 17, 2011 12:33 PM
Oman to spend $2.6 billion to satisfy protest demands: report

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Oman plans to spend 1 billion rials ($2.6 billion) to "satisfy the demands" of street protesters in the Gulf Arab state who have sought jobs and political reforms, state television reported on Sunday.

"Oman will spend 1 billion rials to satisfy the demands of the protesters and also for a state grant for its people," a statement from the sultan's office read on state television said.

($1=.3850 Omani Rial)

(Reporting by Saleh al-Shaibany; Writing by Cynthia Johnston)