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Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief warns Trump against new sanctions

08 October, 2017

Iran's Republican Guards Corps chief General Mohammed Ali Jafari said warned Washington that altering the status quo between the two hostile powers will eliminate 'any chance for engagement forever'.

'Troublesome' Omani newspaper Azamn 'permanently closed' by Supreme Court

07 October, 2017

Oman's Supreme Court has ordered the Azamn newspaper - which has had frequent run-ins with the law - to close, according to local reports.

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

04 October, 2017

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow their team on a historic sporting journey.

Gulf states say goodbye to tax-free reputation

01 October, 2017

Long known as tax havens, Gulf states are seeking to revitalise their oil-dependent economies, with the UAE introducing a "sin tax" on Sunday ahead of implementing VAT in January.

Yemen cholera cases to reach 'one million'

29 September, 2017

Cholera cases in Yemen could reach one million by the end of the year, making it the fasting-growing epidemic of the disease in history.

Omani journalists flee after trying to net illegal fishermen

27 September, 2017

An Omani film crew investigating illegal fishing off the country's coast got more than they bargained for when hostile sailors took the bait and tried to sink their vessel.

Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

25 September, 2017

Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani returned home from the UN General Assembly on Sunday evening, where he was received by thousands of his countrymen and expatriates who lined Doha's streets.

Indian scholar 'asked to leave' Oman after anti-Saudi speech

24 September, 2017

An Indian scholar has been asked to leave Oman, after making a speech at a local sharia college that criticised Saudi foreign policy.

Hunger games: Geopolitics of the GCC's food insecurity

22 September, 2017

Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the region, writes Amar Diwakar.

India arrests eight alleged sex tourists for underage rape

21 September, 2017

Five Omani and three Qatari men, all in their late 60s, were arrested in India for allegedly paying brokers thousands of dollars to arrange sham marriages with underage girls.

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