Top rank for Oman at Arab level among terror-free countries

Sydney - 

Oman has been ranked first in the list of countries least affected by terrorism, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The index has been issued by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace.

The index ranks Oman among 30 countries in the world that did not face terror incidents in 2016.

It states that the total number of terror-related deaths worldwide declined this year by 13 per cent.

The index has seen 79 countries registering an increase in their global scores while those of 58 countries have come down.

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