Al-Wefaq: Saudi-Iranian Agreement Strategically Important to the Region
The largest opposition party in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has welcomed the recent agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to restore diplomatic relations and establish embassies within two months.
Saudi Arabia and Oman Open First Direct Land Link
Saudi Arabia and Oman on Tuesday opened the first direct land crossing between the two Gulf neighbours, they said in a joint statement
Saudi Crown Prince Starts Gulf Tour Today ahead of Gulf Summit
The German Press Agency (DPA) said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will embark on a tour of Gulf states, including the Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, the Emirates and Kuwait.
Former Omani FM Yusuf bin Alawi in Interview: I Advised Bahrain King Not to Use Violence against Demonstrators
The former Omani Foreign Minister, Yusuf bin Alawi, said that he advised the King of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, not to use violence against demonstrators.
Sultanate of Oman to Impose 5% VAT as of Next April
As of April, the Sultanate of Oman imposes a 5% value-added tax on goods and services, becoming the fourth Gulf state to adopt this measure in the face of the collapse in oil prices, on which its economies depend heavily.
Omani Sultan's Eldest Son to Succeed him under New Law
Oman’s Sultan Haitham will be succeeded by his eldest son Dhi Yazan, according to a new basic law published on Tuesday that creates a new position of crown prince and establishes succession from ruler to the eldest son.
Oman Sultan Issues New Law Of Succession
Oman's sultan has issued a new law on the appointment of a crown prince for the first time in the country's history, aimed at creating a more "specific and stable" transfer of power, according to a royal decree.
Why Al Khalifa Turned their Back on their Cousins in Kuwait, Most Dangerous Roles of Late Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Despite the many roles played by the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, it can be said that the role he played at the end of his life, reining in the Gulf duo Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, was the biggest role he has played in his life in terms of foreign policy.
Oman Becomes First Gulf State to Reinstate Ambassador in Syria
Oman has sent an ambassador to Syria, becoming the first Gulf Arab state to do so after they downgraded or shut missions in Damascus in 2012 over attacks by the government there on protests at the start of what turned into a war.
Israel Says it Expects Bahrain and Oman to Follow UAE in Formalizing Ties
Bahrain and Oman could be the next Gulf countries to follow the United Arab Emirates in formalising ties with Israel, Israel's intelligence minister said on Sunday.
Gulf Coronavirus Infections Surpass 400,000, Reuters Tally Shows
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in a month to more than 400,000, as the region's two biggest economies this week fully lifted curfews imposed to combat the infection.
Oman Switches to Fiscal Surplus after Spending Cuts
Oman switched to a fiscal surplus in the first four months of the year after it cut public spending amid low oil prices and the coronavirus crisis, official figures showed.
Omani National Fatally Shot near UAE border
An Omani national was fatally shot near the border with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 16, the Omani Embassy in Abu Dhabi reported.
Oman to Lock down Muscat Governorate from April 10-22
Oman will ban movement into and out of the governorate of Muscat from April 10 until April 22, the high committee for combating the coronavirus outbreak said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Oman Sultan Pardons 599 Prisoners, including 336 Foreigners: Oman News Agency
The Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, has pardoned 599 prisoners jailed for various offenses, including 336 foreigners, the state-run Oman News Agency said on Twitter on Wednesday.
Al-Wefaq: Decision from High Authorities Preventing Return of Stuck Bahrainis to the Country
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that more than 1,000 Bahraini citizens are still stuck in Iran, in addition to other citizens stuck in other countries, including Qatar, Jordan and other countries. The regime refuses their return and puts various obstacles to prevent it.
Gulf Air violated Int'l Travel Charts by Refusing to Return Bahrainis even though they had met All Conditions
Oman Airports said in a statement that the Gulf Air violated international travel regulations after it rejected to return stranded Bahrainis despite meeting all the conditions.
After 3 Days Flight, 76 Bahrainis Arrive in Bahrain through Omani Salam Air
76 citizens stranded in Iran for over a month arrived on Saturday (March 28, 2020) in Bahrain through Oman Salam Air, after Gulf Air refused to return them from Muscat.
Qatar Prevents 31 Bahrainis from Heading to Muscat based on Sultanate of Oman's Instructions
The Qatari authorities prevented on Saturday (March 28, 2020) 31 Bahrainis from travelling to Oman on a Qatari flight, based on sultanate of Oman's instructions.
Muscat Airport Security Informs Bahrainis that They are to be Returned to Iran via Doha after Bahrain Refused to Receive them
Muscat Airport Security ordered on (Friday, March 27, 2020) the return of 76 Bahrainis to the Iranian city of Mashhad via Doha after the Bahraini authorities refused to receive them.