Reports say one person was killed in clashes between antigovernment and security forces in the Persian Gulf country of Oman.
Witnesses say the incident took place when protesters gathered today in the main square of the city of Sohar, some 200 kilometers northwest of the capital, Muscat.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said recently reshuffled his cabinet in a bid to quell growing protest activity.
Today's demonstrations in Oman mark the second straight day that protesters gathered to demand political reform.
Protests come as part of a wave of unrest sweeping through the Middle East and North Africa in recent weeks.
compiled from agency reports