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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.

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

Oman gets its first crown prince under new laws

The New Arab Staff

Oman gets its first crown prince under new laws

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.

Gulf 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.

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

Sarah Khalil

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

The New Arab profiles the life of the 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor, ten years after his self-immolation sparked a revolution in Tunisia ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo quarantining after contact with Covid-positive person: State Dept

The State Department said that for privacy reasons it was not identifying the person Pompeo came into contact with.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Keep up the fight', urges sister of Tunisia's Bouazizi

Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight a decade ago, triggering a string of historic protests across the Arab world.

The New Arab Staff

Bankrupt Syria builds museum for Bashar Al-Assad's deceased brother

A huge museum to Basel Al-Assad, the Syrian ruler's brother who died in 1994.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

Qatar gives Oman $1 billion cash injection

The New Arab Staff

Qatar gives Oman $1 billion cash injection

Qatar has pumped $1 billion into Oman, after money woes brought on by the coronavirus crisis and low oil prices.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Lebanese authorities to end harassment of activists and journalists, as well as the use of force against ...

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

Kuwait's parliament has unanimously voted to endorse Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad as the country's new crown prince.

Karabakh capital struck by rockets, drones

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Karabakh capital struck by rockets, drones

The capital of the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region was targeted in heavy strikes by Azerbaijan forces.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah was laid to rest following the swearing-in of his successor.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

Kuwait swore in its new emir following the death of the Gulf country's ruler Sheikh Sabah.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Courtney Freer

A calculating, paranoid MbS waits in the wings

Comment: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has done everything to ensure a smooth ascension to the throne. It's not a question of if, but when, ...

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

Qatar Airways has decided it will not make any new aircrafts in for the next two years.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

Iraqi Shia militias are beginning to show signs of discontent as Iran's economy is ravaged by US sanctions and Covid-19.

Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's company

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's company

Syria's stock market suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by his cousin Rami Makhlouf.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

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