DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Belgium and Iran exchanged prisoners on Friday in a controversial move that saw an Iranian diplomat convicted of attempting to bomb exiles in France returning to Tehran bedecked in flowers while a visibly gaunt aid worker headed back to Brussels.
Tehran says that Oman thanked the Iranian government for “delivering” to Muscat a detained 85-year-old Iranian-American who had been cleared to leave the country for medical treatment.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Electrical grid problems cut power to parts of Oman for hours on Monday, authorities said.
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen arrived Monday in the capital of Sanaa for the first time since he assumed his post eight months ago for talks with the Houthi rebels, his office said.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cyclone battered Oman on Sunday, lashing the sultanate with high winds and rain as the storm killed three people, including a child.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India will play Pakistan in the opening Group 2 match at the International Cricket Council’s Twenty20 World Cup in October, a day after Australia takes on South Africa and the West Indies meet England in the first games of the Super 12 stage.
Coronavirus infections are surging in the Gulf Arab state of Oman, where health officials have warned that hospitals now face an acute shortage of beds amid a lagging vaccine rollout, the spread of highly transmissible variants and relaxed movement restrictions.
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Friday that he met with a top rebel negotiator to discuss the roadmap for the resolution of the impoverished Arab country’s six-year conflict.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Oman fired tear gas Wednesday at demonstrators in a flashpoint city amid unrest over the sultanate’s floundering economy and mass layoffs.
Scattered protests in Oman over layoffs and poor economic conditions have drawn a massive police presence in at least two cities in the sultanate.
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — The 2030 Asian Games were awarded to Doha on Wednesday and the 2034 event went to Riyadh after a deal was struck between the rival nations.
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Italian golfers Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari have withdrawn from the Oman Open on the European Tour amid reports they are being isolated to determine if they have the virus spreading in Europe.
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday.
BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman (AP) — The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.