Last week both rockets and tweets were fired off during the US-Iranian standoff.
Oman's goodwill and relationships with the Muslim world and the West could prove vital, as they have historically, to ensuring that US-Iran tensions don't boil over.
Comments by Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan come amid a war of words between Washington and Tehran as both sides accuse the other of dangerously ratcheting up tensions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's statement comes hours after US President Donald Trump said he was willing to have talks with Iran.
Qatar has managed to gain independence from the Saudi-UAE sphere of influence and might be better off for it in the long run.
There is no better time for peace than now in Afghanistan.
US President Donald Trump's has tightened economic sanctions against Iran and his administration says it has built up the US military presence in the region. Tehran has described the US moves as "psychological warfare" and a "political game."
Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s powerful Quds Force, reportedly told Iranian proxy militias in Iraq that they should be ready for a proxy war. Who exactly are these groups?
As American officials raise the prospect of a military confrontation, Iranian leaders have reacted with caution.
Last week, Iran notified China, France, Germany, Russia and the UK of its decision to halt some commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, a year after the US unilaterally withdrew from the accord and re-imposed sanctions.
Critics warn that warmer Gulf-Israel ties will hurt the Palestinians, who are under pressure to accept the Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for the Middle East.
Houthi rebels claim drone attacks a response to Saudi "crimes" in Yemen. The assaults are the latest in a series of security challenges faced by the Middle East, following the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off UAE coast.
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