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Oman council backs wage-hike proposals

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MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — State television in Oman says the country's highest advisory body has backed proposals for a steep rise in the minimum wage and curbs on foreign workers. The move is seen as an attempt to ease worries over unemployment in the tightly ruled Arabian Peninsula nation, which has been hit by sporadic Arab Spring-inspired protests over the past two years. The state TV report...

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