How the U.S. Compares With the World’s Worst Coronavirus Hot Spots
The United States is among the countries facing the worst of the global outbreak, while much of Europe and Asia has flattened the curve.
Iranian Friendly Fire Kills 19 in 2nd Missile Accident of Year
One Iranian ship reportedly fired on another during military exercises. It was one more public relations disaster for Iran’s military.
Virus Forces Persian Gulf States to Reckon With Migrant Labor
The Mideast’s wealthiest countries depend on foreigners to do jobs their citizens won’t. But the virus has hobbled the arrangement and drawn attention to its inequities.
OPEC Proposes a Large Cut in Oil Output
The cartel wants to take 1.5 million barrels a day off the market as the coronavirus outbreak curbs demand. But the assent of Russia and others is needed.
The Wrong Track for Confronting Iran
The Arab Middle East is far too weakened and divided to support a Trump administration strategy for containing the Islamic republic’s ambitions.
A Sultan Dies. Can His Singular Diplomacy Survive?
America and Iran, Iran and Israel, Saudis and Houthis, Sunnis and Shiites — the ruler of Oman shuttled between them all.
Oman’s New Sultan Vows to Continue Country’s Peacemaking Path
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq took power after the death of Sultan Qaboos, who ruled the country for 50 years, and he pledged to follow his predecessor’s quiet diplomacy.
Sultan Qaboos, 79, Is Dead; Built Oman Into Prosperous Oasis of Peacemaking
The longest-serving Arab ruler, Qaboos pulled his nation from poverty and brokered quiet talks between global foes.
Skip the Vatican Museum. Go to the National Museum of Qatar.
When it comes to visual and performing arts, the Gulf countries are all about the future, and there’s no need to get in line or suffer selfie-stick fatigue.
U.S. Commander Warns of Iranian Attack in Middle East
A top general said that America’s addition of 14,000 troops in the Persian Gulf since the spring would probably not deter Iran from carrying out a major strike.
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