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The owners of the Iranian tankers seized by the US last month have mounted a court battle for their return.

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

What other oil rich states can learn from Oman?

Sabena Siddiqui

What other oil rich states can learn from Oman?

Analysis: At a time when the economic future of most MENA countries is vulnerable due to fluctuating oil prices, Oman is shining, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

Vision 2040: Oman's ambitious strategy towards a post-oil economy

Amar Diwakar

Vision 2040: Oman's ambitious strategy towards a post-oil economy

Oman hopes that 'Vision 2040' can operate as the guiding document for the development of national implementation programmes, with aims to boost ...

Oil tanker 'explodes' off coast of Oman

The New Arab

Oil tanker 'explodes' off coast of Oman

An oil tanker has exploded off the coast of Oman, with a search underway to find seamen.

Camille Lons

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Comment: After Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Oman's relationship with Iran and its regional neighbours is coming under mounting pressure, writes Camille Lons.

Camille Lons

Oman: Between Iran and a hard place

Comment: Oman has maintained good relations with Iran, and stands to lose a lot from the US' likely withdrawal from the nuclear deal, writes ...

Alex Macheras

Oman aviation set to soar

Analysis: The sultanate is establishing itself as a regional hub, and is seeing business take off, writes Alex Macheras.

Scott Weiner

Vocations and vaccinations: The politics of Oman's anti-measles campaign

Analysis: Opening up to greater regional integration and economic diversification presents public health challenges to Oman's policymakers, ...

Oman sees trade boost following Qatar blockade

Paul McLoughlin

Oman sees trade boost following Qatar blockade

Oman appears to have benefited from the Gulf political crisis by staying neutral in the fracas, with the sultanate seeing a boom in trade with ...

The New Arab

Qatar launches 'blockade-busting' port, one of region's largest

Qatar is set to officially inaugurate a port designed to help bypass a Gulf "blockade" on a country largely dependent on food imports.

Qatar to officially launch blockade-busting port after Eid

The New Arab

Qatar to officially launch blockade-busting port after Eid

Qatar has announced the official launch of the Hamad Port in the first week of September, which is already being used to circumvent a blockade ...

Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

The New Arab & agencies

Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

A 60-day festival in Oman draw hundreds of thousands of visitors in celebration of Oman’s cultural diversity of Arab, African, and Asian roots ...

Turkey sends fresh 'blockade busting' ship to Qatar

The New Arab

Turkey sends fresh 'blockade busting' ship to Qatar

Turkey is set to send another cargo ship filled with food supplies to Qatar to help break an economic blockade imposed on the Gulf state by its ...

Qatar breaks food blockade with two new shipping routes

Robert Cusack

Qatar breaks food blockade with two new shipping routes

Qatar's national shipping company announced that six ships loaded with food would dock in Doha each week, after a regional diplomatic spat ...

The New Arab

Oman bridges gap as Qatar blockade continues

Neutral Oman is using its national carrier to help stranded Qataris reach home after neighbouring Gulf countries began a blockade on Doha.

Sigurd Neubauer

Book Review: Oman Reborn, balancing tradition and modernization

Linda Pappas-Funsch's book on Oman sets out a comprehensive account of Sultan Qaboos's legacy which inspires readers interested not only in ...

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