Opinion

Are Trump's plans for an Arab NATO realistic?

If the Trump administration has failed to resolve the GCC rift, how can it have the GCC form a military alliance?

Khalid Al-Jaber

by Khalid Al-Jaber

Khalid Al-Jaber

Oman

Oman on alert as tropical cyclone begins to form in Arabian Sea

Forecast models predict the development of a tropical cyclone that could make landfall on Thursday or Friday.

Oman on alert as tropical cyclone begins to form in Arabian Sea

GCC

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

In the next five years, military spending by the six GCC countries is likely to reach $117bn.

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

Weather

Why this summer's Khareef in Oman is the best for years

The destructive cyclone in May has actually kick-started a fantastic Khareef.

This summer's Khareef in Oman is the best for years

Weather

Records tumble as temperatures soar across the globe

Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America endure hottest weather ever observed.

Records tumble as temperatures soar across the globe

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.