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Will open embassy in Palestinian territories, says Oman

The announcement coincides with a US-led economic workshop in Bahrain to unveil a Middle East peace plan which is not expected to recognise an independent Palestinian state. Oman said Wednesday that it has decided to open an embassy in the Palestinian territories in support of the Palestinian people, in a first for a Gulf Arab […]

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Why oil vessels are attacked in the Gulf?

This was the second time in two months oil tankers have come under attack in the region. The attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, a critical choke-point in one the world’s busiest shipping routes, has raised tensions between the U.S. and […]

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Israel premier Netanyahu makes surprise visit to Oman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made the first visit to Oman by an Israeli premier in over 20 years, officials said on Friday, in an apparent sign of growing regional ties. The surprise meeting with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos late on Thursday, which was kept secret until Mr. Netanyahu’s return home, comes despite the two nations […]