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.

Oman

Haitham bin Tariq sworn in as Oman's new sultan

The former culture minister has been named as successor to late Sultan Qaboos.

Middle East

Who could succeed Oman's Sultan Qaboos?

If Omani royals fail to pick successor in three days, they will unseal a letter written by Qaboos naming his choice.

Who could succeed Oman's Sultan Qaboos?

GCC

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

Riyadh summit's final statement echoes need for cooperation as officials say mediation efforts to resolve rift continue.

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

GCC

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Recent developments point to a possible thaw in relations between the blockading Gulf countries and Qatar.

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Middle East

Oman's Sultan Qaboos heads to Belgium for medical checkup

Sultan's ill health and repeated hospital spells in Europe has focused attention on lack of a designated successor.

Oman's Sultan Qaboos heads to Belgium for medical checkup

Middle East

Saudi, Yemen's Houthis hold 'indirect talks' in Oman to end war

Oman-mediated talks taking place via video conference since September to try end five-year conflict, officials say.

Saudi, Yemen's Houthis hold 'indirect talks' in Oman to end war

Middle East

Oman's top diplomat in Iran for talks amid mounting Gulf tensions

Yusuf bin Alawi and Jawad Zarif to discuss bilateral relations and latest developments in region, Iran state TV says.

Oman's top diplomat in Iran for talks amid mounting Gulf tensions

AJ Impact

Short Answer

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Explaining the economic and geopolitical significance of the key waterway out of the Gulf.

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Oman

Oman to open embassy in occupied West Bank

Ramallah embassy will showcase sultanate's continued 'support for Palestinian people', Oman's foreign ministry says.

Oman to open embassy in occupied West Bank

Inside Story

Can tension in the Gulf be contained?

Two ships were damaged in the Gulf of Oman, a day after Yemen's Houthi rebel group claims an attack on Saudi airport.