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 republicâ€™s ambitions.
A Sultan Dies. Can His Singular Diplomacy Survive?
America and Iran, Iran and Israel, Saudis and Houthis, Sunnis and Shiites â€” the ruler of Oman shuttled between them all.
Omanâ€™s New Sultan Vows to Continue Countryâ€™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 predecessorâ€™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 thereâ€™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 Americaâ€™s addition of 14,000 troops in the Persian Gulf since the spring would probably not deter Iran from carrying out a major strike.
In Oman, Tailoring the National Attire
â€śI knew nothing about the dishdasha when I came here,â€ť one Bangladeshi tailor said. But he has been making the menâ€™s robe for nearly 40 years.
How Much Do You Know About Oman?
Can you find Oman on a map? What else do you know about this Middle Eastern nation with more than 4.6 million people?
U.S. to Send About 500 More Troops to Saudi Arabia
The roughly 500 troops are part of a broader tranche of forces sent to the region in recent months after tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated.
Iran Says It Aided Oil Tanker, Amid Reports of Missing U.A.E. Ship
The Foreign Ministry said security forces recently helped a foreign tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, but did not identify the ship or its owner.
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