The wealthy Gulf country will continue to be an interlocutor between Western capitals and the Taliban - and potentially one of the first countries to recognise the government.
The autocratic regimes and Islamist parties of the Arab world can take this time to learn from and fix their mistakes, or expect another uprising.
The tiny Gulf state has managed to balance ties with the Taliban and the US at the same time, becoming a trusted and reliable mediator between opposing sides.
The year 1979 is a turning point in the history of the region, as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Islamic revolution in Iran and ‘Seige of Mecca’ laid the groundwork for the rise and victory of the Taliban over forty years later.
The channel has strong connections to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and will broadcast its content from the UAE in a bid to reach Arab audiences.
Led by a young generation of Palestinians, millions across the Middle East have condemned Israel and opposed its apartheid policies.
Iran says its navy warned US vessels to stop "provocative and aimless shooting".
Both regional powerhouses are reconciling for wider cooperation across the Middle East from the eastern Mediterranean to tightening economic ties.
Compared to four years ago, Zakat funds increased in record numbers last year, helping more than two million refugees across the world, according to UNHCR.
Yemen’s Shia political alliance, which fought against a Saudi-led Gulf alliance for years, seeks more concessions from Riyadh, experts say.
Omani Telecommunications Regulator says Clubhouse app and similar communication applications "must obtain a permit from the authority".
The conflict over Jordanian airspace appeared to stem from the cancellation of Jordan crown prince’s visit to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem "due to a disagreement over the security and protection arrangements at the site."
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