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

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

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

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

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

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

Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

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Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

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

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

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

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Oman sultan names heir among major constitutional changes

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

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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

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UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Abu Dhabi wants to normalise relations with Turkey.

Qatar will not change relations with Iran: foreign minister

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Qatar will not change relations with Iran: foreign minister

Iran and Qatar relations will not be changed by Doha's recent reconciliation agreement with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and ...

GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

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GCC plan to resolve transport and trade issues: UAE

UAE has announced that 'practical measures, including travel, transportation, trade' will be resolved between Qatar and the rest of the GCC ...

End of the rift? The <em>Gulf</em> crisis explained

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End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

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Saudi says full ties restored between Qatar, embargo nations

Saudi Arabia concluded the GCC Summit by confirming that the embargo between Qatar has been lifted.

<em>Gulf</em> Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

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Saudi's MbS says Gulf states sign 'solidarity deal'

This news of a 'solidarity' comes as Gulf countries gather in Saudi Arabia for GCC Summit talks.

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Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

All six GCC delegations have arrived at Saudi Arabia's al-Ula to commence the 41st summit, which will mark the end of the three-year long ...

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Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will represent their countries at ...

Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

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Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

Riyadh has lifted its ban on international flights and access through land crossings and ports, in place since December 21 to limit the spread ...

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is expected.

<em>Oman</em> foresees $5.7 bn deficit in 2021 budget

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Oman foresees $5.7 bn deficit in 2021 budget

The government expects revenues of 8.64 billion riyals based on an oil price of $45 dollars a barrel, 19 percent less than in 2020.

Qatar emir invited to <em>Gulf</em> summit amid diplomatic row

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Qatar emir invited to Gulf summit amid diplomatic row

The GCC has invited Qatar's emir in an effort to smooth relations between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Kingdom.

Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

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Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

Saudi King Salman invited Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to a much-anticipated GCC summit in Riyadh, according to reports.

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