The interior of Sharqiya, south of Muscat, is still home to Bedouin tribes.There are lots of tour companies offering drives through the dunes and camel rides across the sands.The city is crisscrossed by highways and dotted with office blocks.Visitors will likely want to ensconce themselves in the Arabian Nights mystique of the old quarter, where traditional Arab architecture dominates and old Portuguese forts can be found along the seafront.A long border dispute with Yemen was resolved in Oct.1992; in 1997, the countries agreed to new maps defining the border.
I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims, and Islamists.
The Arabs call it 'Daesh' and I will be calling them the 'Daesh cutthroats.'" Retired general John Allen, the US envoy appointed to co-ordinate the coalition, US military Lieutenant General James Terry, head of operations against the group, and Secretary of State John Kerry had all shifted towards use of the term DAESH by December 2014.
Oman’s stunning deserts, coasts and mountains are finally getting the attention they deserve.
The group proclaimed itself a worldwide caliphate In Syria, the group conducted ground attacks on both government forces and opposition factions, and by December 2015 it held a large area in western Iraq and eastern Syria containing an estimated 2.8 to 8 million people, where it enforced its interpretation of sharia law.
ISIL is now believed to be operational in 18 countries across the world, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, with "aspiring branches" in Mali, Egypt, Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines.