AJ Impact

Oman tightens state spending, safeguards citizens' jobs

Government agencies were told to cut operating budgets by at least 10 percent this year to counter lower oil prices.

Oman tightens state spending, safeguards citizens' jobs

Coronavirus pandemic

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

Gulf nations step up measures against coronavirus as infections continue to rise.

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Gulf states take new steps in an attempt to curb coronavirus as Bahrain blames Iran for covering up spread of disease.

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Oman

In Oman, a caught shark feeds a global appetite

Reporter Sebastian Castelier went to the remote village of Kumzar to understand its role in a destructive food system.

Tracking the global fin trade: Shark fishing in Oman

AJ Impact

Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?

The virus is casting a shadow on Expo 2020 Dubai, whose goal is to attract 11 million foreign visitors.

Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?

Opinion

In 2020, diplomacy in the Gulf may be easier to achieve

Despite the US-Iran escalation, there seem to be more opportunities for engagement in the Gulf than a year ago.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

AJ Impact

Oman's Sultan Haitham and the strategic Musandam peninsula

Maintaining security of the Musandam Peninsula will remain a top priority for new sultan, say analysts.

Oman's Sultan Haitham and the strategic Musandam peninsula

NewsFeed

Five things to know about Sultan Qaboos

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said has died after nearly 50 years as the country's ruler.

Middle East

Oman's new leader receives dignitaries

Oman’s new sultan, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, is officially receiving foreign dignitaries in his first full day as the country's new leader.

Oman

World leaders pour into Oman to offer condolences for Qaboos

Dignitaries pay respects to Sultan Haitham as Gulf state enters second day of mourning after predecessor's death.

World leaders pour into Oman to offer condolences for Qaboos

Middle East

Oman's new sultan faces diplomatic, economic challenges

Haitham bin Tariq has indicated he will maintain the country's independent foreign policy in a troubled Gulf region.

Oman's new sultan faces diplomatic, economic challenges

Inside Story

What legacy does Sultan Qaboos leave for Oman?

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, who had been ill for some time, died on Saturday at the age of 79.

Middle East

World reacts to passing away of Oman's Sultan Qaboos

Leaders from across the world pay their respects to Oman's longest-serving leader who ruled for nearly 50 years.

'Loss for region': World reacts to death of Oman's Sultan Qaboos

Middle East

Oman's Sultan Qaboos, a negotiator in a volatile region

Qaboos was a direct descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Said dynasty and he ruled the Gulf state since 1970.

Oman's Sultan Qaboos, a negotiator in a volatile region

Oman

Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; successor takes oath

Oman declares a three-day mourning period for ruler known for promoting peace in the region.