Arab football received a massive boost this week, as FIFA announced that the World Cup could be expanded to 48 teams giving countries in the region new hopes of competing.
Oman has accepted 10 inmates from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office.
Oman's oil cut will not mean a slump in activity, says a top oil official, as the sultanate prepares for OPEC's review of the current production measures in July.
A German plane travelling from Oman was grounded in Kuwait after a fake bomb threat.
Palestinian leadership intensifies calls for Donald Trump to reconsider embassy move after 'diplomatic friends' confirm that the US president-elect is serious about the relocation.
Officials warn that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation will revoke its recognition of Israel if Donald Trump moves the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The UAE has ordered the removal from a textbook of the term "Persian Gulf" for the waterway that is the subject of a bitter naming dispute with Iran.
A flight between Muscat and Dubai was grounded Sunday, when cabin crew discovered an unwanted passenger stowed away in the cargo hold.
Qatar and Bahrain recently announced plans to reform their migrant labour laws in the face of criticism. But on Sunday Riyadh baulked at suggestions it could follow suit.
Jail time and hefty fines will be given to people caught littering in Oman, as the sultanate seeks to retain its reputation as a place of natural beauty.