- The country’s leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has ruled for 46 years but reportedly has terminal cancer.
- “If the mightiest country in the world is afraid of the most vulnerable, what example does that set for some of the poorest?"
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- America's foremost literary magazine has digitized its deep archives, going back to founder George Plimpton.
- The most elaborate lighters made by Dupont, a French accessories brand, have become collector's items.