Inside Story

Can the GCC still be relevant?

The ongoing Gulf rift is not the first crisis to hit the bloc, but what is the effect going to be this time around?

Weather

Thunderstorms pelt Oman's mountainous east

A weekend of rain in and around the Hajar Mountains brought the usual traffic disruption and temporary power outages.

Thunderstorms pelt Oman's mountainous east

Middle East

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay prisoners at US request

Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

Middle East

Yemen's war wounded: 'I just want to go back to Yemen'

Civilians injured in air strikes are being treated free of charge in the neutral neighbouring country.

Yemen's war wounded find comfort in 'brotherly' Oman

Middle East

How Oman aims to become a tourist hub

Under $35bn investment plan, government plans to attract more than five million international visitors a year by 2040.

How Oman aims to become a tourist hub

Middle East

Hard times for Oman's Strait smugglers

New taxes and the lifting of sanctions on Iran could contribute to smuggling's decline in the Strait of Hormuz.

Hard times for Oman's Strait smugglers

Eid Al-Adha 2016

Eid al-Adha holiday: How many days is it by country?

Eid al-Adha is celebrated for four days but holidays in 2016 range from 12 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Eid al-Adha holiday: How many days is it by country?

Middle East

Oman road crash leaves at least 18 dead

Collision between bus, truck and car on road between northern cities of Fahud and Ibri also injured 14 others.

Oman road crash leaves at least 18 dead

Arts & Culture

Adventurers recreate 1931 Arabian desert trip on camels

Group completes the 1,300km dry and inhospitable route from Oman to Qatar in 49 days.

Weather

Deadly cyclone triggers heavy flooding in Yemen

Chapala makes landfall in southeastern provinces of Hadramawt and Shabwa, having killed three on the island of Socotra.

Deadly cyclone triggers heavy flooding in Yemen

Weather

Rare cyclone approaching Yemen picks up speed

UN weather agency says rapidly intensifying Cyclone Chapala could cause flooding and mudslides.

Rare cyclone approaching Yemen picks up speed

Weather

Cyclone Chapala takes aim at war-torn Yemen

Major storm system tracks towards coast, with Yemen's port city of Mukalla potentially lying in its path.

Cyclone Chapala takes aim at war-torn Yemen

Poverty & Development

Omanis on welfare support struggle to make a living

Social security payments fail to meet the basic needs of Oman's most vulnerable, a new study reveals.

Omanis on welfare support struggle to make a living

US & Canada

Six Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners sent to Oman

US transfers inmates to Oman for resettlement as part of plan to close controversial prison in Cuba.

Six Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners sent to Oman

Human Rights

Oman launches amnesty for undocumented workers

Tens of thousands of labourers are expected to take advantage of the chance to return home without legal consequences.

Oman launches amnesty for undocumented workers