Territory in the Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1970 by the Salṭanat ʻUmān

Oman (Arabic: عمان‎ ʻumān), officially the Sultanate of Oman (Arabic: سلطنة عُمان‎ Salṭanat ʻUmān), is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Its official religion is Islam.

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.32, Rank: 120, Personal Freedom: 5.37, Economic Freedom: 7.27, Democracy Index: 2.91
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.27, Rank: 59
Oman | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 25, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
"The authorities intensified their efforts to suppress criticism of corruption and the government in 2015, arresting several human rights and political activists. Meanwhile, falling global oil prices put pressure on Oman's economy and the state's ability to maintain social benefits. The government reported a budget deficit of roughly $11.6 billion for the year, despite having reduced its food and fuel subsidies."

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