Cyclone

Cyclone Mekunu: Oman braced for massive storm

Thousands moved away from coastal and low-lying areas as the most powerful storm to hit Oman approaches.

War & Conflict

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

A close look at the recent arms agreements made by the different members of the Arab Gulf grouping.

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

Oman

UAE 'annexes Omani territory' on new Louvre museum map

Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum publishes new map showing Musandam as part of the UAE, in addition to omitting Qatar entirely.

UAE 'annexes Oman territory' on new Louvre museum map

Football

Dozens hurt as stadium barrier breaks at Gulf Cup final

About 40 fans of Oman suffer injuries after a barrier collapses while celebrating their team's Gulf Cup win.

Middle East

Oman: Traditional dhow boats under threat in the Gulf

The construction of traditional dhow boats in the Gulf is under threat because of cheaper, modern vessels.

Oman

Omanis bring aid to Yemeni borders by trucks

Since the war in Yemen began, one escape route from the fighting has been by road, across the border and into Oman. But some Omanis are driving in the other direction.

Oman

Oman daggers: Traditional craft lives on

For centuries, handcrafted knives have been status symbols in the Middle East.

Opinion

The GCC's worst summit

This year's GCC summit in Kuwait fell apart within hours. Will there ever be another GCC summit?

Khalid Al-Jaber

by Khalid Al-Jaber
- Giorgio Cafiero

Khalid Al-Jaber

Oman

Oman moves closer to a post-oil economy

Ambitious plan to diversify the country's revenue streams focuses on sectors such as manufacturing and tourism.

Oman moves closer to a post-oil economy

Inside Story

What remains of the GCC?

Doubts about future after only two leaders attend annual summit in Kuwait.

GCC

Kuwait's emir meets GCC chief ahead of Gulf summit

Six months into the Qatar-GCC crisis, the worst in the region in decades, Gulf leaders are set to meet in Kuwait City.

Oman

What is Oman's stance on the Qatar-Gulf crisis?

While maintaining overt political neutrality, Muscat has benefitted from strengthened economic ties with Doha.

What is Oman's stance on the Qatar-Gulf crisis?

Oman

Bedouins in Oman: A foot in two worlds

As urbanisation creeps closer towards the desert, some fear that traditional culture is being left behind.

Oman

Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border

Competition for tourist dollars has increased in the Omani oasis, where regional tensions seem far away.

Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border

Opinion

Will the GCC fall apart?

A meeting of the GCC countries is scheduled for December and decisions will need to be made on its future.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri