The late monarch’s shadow looms as Oman prepares to navigate the uncertainties of the post-Qaboos era.
Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Oman's culture minister has been sworn in as the new royal ruler following the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos.
The Iranian response to the assassination of Soleimani may have been for domestic consumption, but Trump's erratic decision-making may still force Iran's hand.
“The Royal Diwan Court wishes to inform the people that the Sultan Qaboos bin Said ... is following the prescribed medical treatment and that he is in a stable condition," says statement from the Diwan Court.
The Saudi-led bloc has shown signs that it wants to ease pressure on Qatar after nearly three years of a blockade against Doha.
A number of policy setbacks have pushed Saudi Arabia to revisit its blockade of Qatar raising the spectre of a potential rapprochement.
Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have asked the Tokyo District Court to dismiss all charges against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, saying prosecutors colluded with government officials and Nissan executives to oust him from his post.
President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
A window for rapprochement in the Gulf could be in the offing as the US tones down its rhetoric on Iran pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to take a step back.
Bahrain leads the charge in befriending Israel as Gulf nations prioritise the Iranian 'threat' and shove Palestine off the agenda.
Why are Muslim countries in the Gulf silent over the crackdown and abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir?
The Trump administration's campaign against Iran is flying too close to the sun and the UAE sees war as an outcome they don't want, and can't afford.
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