In a palace coup on July 23, 1970, the sultan, Sa'id bin Taimur, who had ruled since 1932, was overthrown by his son, Qabus ibn Sa'id, who promised to establish a modern government and use newfound oil wealth to aid the people of this very isolated state.
Oman joined the Arab League and the United Nations in 1971.
The region’s vacation hotspot is a playground for the glamorous, where cultures from all corners of the world come together.France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said "This is a terrorist group and not a state.I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims, and Islamists.although – and to a certain extent because – it is considered derogatory, as it resembles the Arabic words Daes (lit."one who crushes, or tramples down, something underfoot") and Dāhis (loosely translated: "one who sows discord").The Arabs call it 'Daesh' and I will be calling them the 'Daesh cutthroats.'" Retired general John Allen, the US envoy appointed to co-ordinate the coalition, US military Lieutenant General James Terry, head of operations against the group, and Secretary of State John Kerry had all shifted towards use of the term DAESH by December 2014.