Oman. According to
countryaah, a German cargo ship, the convenience flag in
Antigua and Barbuda, was hijacked in June 60 nautical miles
south of the city of Sur on the Omani coast, the NATO
military alliance reported. The suspicions fell on Somali
pirates, and this was the first time they had operated so
far from the African coast.
In the Gulf Football Championship, which was played in
Muscat in January, Oman won at home by defeating Saudi
Arabia by 6-5 on penalties. The victory was the country's
first in the championship.