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Homosexuality is illegal in Oman but it is still seen as more accepting of gay people than its neighbours
Omani newspaper suspended for article on homosexuality

in OMAN, 06/09/2013

A newspaper in Oman has been suspended over a sympathetic article on homosexuality in the Gulf state that it published last week.

The entire front page of its latest edition was given over to an apology for the original article.

The apology read in part: "There was never any intention to knowingly or unknowingly cause harm, offend or hurt the sentiments of the people with our article last week."

The extravagance of the apology shows just how controversial it is to broach the issue of homosexuality with any sympathy in Oman.

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