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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

21 January, 2021

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

Trump's 'time ran out' for Mauritania, Indonesia normalisation deals

21 January, 2021

The two Muslim-majority nations were 'next in line' to normalise ties with Israel, two senior officials said this week.

Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

21 January, 2021

Gulf nations congratulated President Biden on his inauguration, but are waiting to see what steps he will take regarding Iran.

Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

16 January, 2021

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

16 January, 2021

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

15 January, 2021

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

14 January, 2021

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Oman sultan names heir among major constitutional changes

13 January, 2021

Oman Sultan Haithem has named his son as her heir, among a long list of changes to the constitution.

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

13 January, 2021

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest military ship.

Oman gets its first crown prince under new laws

11 January, 2021

Oman's sultan announced on Monday a constitutional shakeup that includes the appointment of a crown prince for the first time and new rules on how parliament will work.

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