News and updates about Oman

Israel on fast track to establishing ties with Tunisia?

Israeli reports say the two countries are trying to reach an understanding - but neighboring Algeria is trying to thwart these efforts.

Israel on fast track to establishing ties with Tunisia?

Iran says it prevented US from 'stealing' oil off Oman coast

Iranian oil tanker is returned to Iran's territorial waters after confrontation with US forces.

Iran says it prevented US from 'stealing' oil off Oman coast

Israel hints Oman is next to join Abraham Accords

Top Israeli Foreign Ministry official drops hint that Oman is poised to normalize relations with Israel and join Abraham Accords.

Israel hints Oman is next to join Abraham Accords

Deadly Iran cyclone claims at least 9 lives, thousands uprooted

Armed troops said to be assisting residents stuck during the heavy flooding.

Deadly Iran cyclone claims at least 9 lives, thousands uprootedplayer

Live: First-ever joint Selichot service for Jews of Gulf countries

Jews of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman to live-stream Selichot on August 22.

Live: First-ever Selichot service for Jews of Gulf countriesplayer

Blinken: Iran will be punished for attack on oil tanker

US Secretary of State says the world cannot allow "impunity" to Iran following attack on Israeli-managed tanker.

Blinken: Iran will be punished for attack on oil tanker

CENTCOM: Iran behind drone attack on tanker off coast of Oman

US Defense Department team concludes the drone behind deadly attack on Mercer Street was produced in Iran.

CENTCOM: Iran behind drone attack on tanker off coast of Oman

G7 member states blame Iran for oil tanker attack

Foreign ministers of G7 member states say Iran orchestrated last week's attack on Israeli-managed ship off the coast of Oman.

G7 member states blame Iran for oil tanker attack

Security Council to discuss tanker attack off coast of Oman

Britain to raise last week’s deadly tanker attack at closed-door meeting, but the 15-member body is not expected to take any action.

Security Council to discuss tanker attack off coast of Oman

Defense Minister Gantz: Iran is 10 weeks away from being capable of nuclear weapon

Defense Min. Gantz, Foreign Min. Lapid, tell UNSC ambassadors: 'This is the man responsible for the terror attacks in the Gulf of Oman.'

Defense Min.: Iran 10 weeks away from becoming nuclear power

PM Bennett: 'Iran can't sit quietly while setting Mideast ablaze'

'No one has any doubt who is behind ship attack,' PM Bennett warns.

PM Bennett threatens Iran

Qatar condemns attack on tanker off the coast of Oman

Qatari Foreign Ministry calls to resort to international law to ensure that such attacks are not repeated in the future.

Qatar condemns attack on tanker off the coast of Oman

Iran warns: 'Determined, immediate' response if ship attack is avenged

Spokesman for Iranian FM claims accusations of involvement in ship attack are 'baseless and provocative,' warns against attacks on Iran.

Iran warns: 'Determined, immediate' response if ship is avenged

Iran denies being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed ship

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson: The Zionist regime has created insecurity, terror and violence.

Iran denies being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed ship

US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

State Department on Blinken-Lapid conversation: They agreed to work with the United Kingdom, Romania, and other international partners.

US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

Lapid: We must never remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism

Foreign Minister: Iran is not just an Israeli problem, but an exporter of terrorism, destruction and instability.

Lapid: We mustn't remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism

Two dead in attack on Israeli-managed ship

Shipowners confirm fatalities off the coast of Oman.

Two dead in attack on Israeli-managed ship

Oman Foreign Minister: No deal with Israel in the near future

“We will not be the third Gulf state to normalize relations with Israel,” says Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi.

Oman Foreign Minister: No deal with Israel in the near future

Another Israeli ship attacked in the Gulf of Oman, Iran continues to increase enrichment

In the third such strike in over the last few months, another Israeli-owned ship was shelled, avoiding injuries or damage.

Another Israeli ship attacked, Iran increasing enrichmentplayer

UAE ambassador to US: Sudan, Oman in no hurry to normalize ties with Israel

Yousef Al Otaiba also estimates that Sudan would demand a far higher price from US than that demanded by UAE in return for an agreement.

UAE ambassador to US: Sudan, Oman in no hurry to normalize ties

Trump triumphs as PLO continues to dig its own grave

Whilst Trump triumphs - and Netanyahu rejoices, the recalcitrant and rejectionist PLO continues to dig its own grave. Opinion.

Trump triumphs as PLO continues to dig its own grave

The next Arab state to recognize Israel: Oman

Ahead of signing of Abraham Accords between Israel, UAE and Bahrain, Arab world preparing for additional states to recognize Israel.

The next Arab state to recognize Israel: Oman

Oman welcomes Israel-Bahrain normalization

Bahrain's decision to normalize relations with Israel praised by fellow Gulf State Oman.

Oman welcomes Israel-Bahrain normalization

Oman's foreign minister speaks to Ashkenazi after UAE agreement

Oman's foreign minister speaks to Israeli counterpart, affirms his country's position calling for peace between Israel and PA.

Oman's foreign minister speaks to Ashkenazi

Netanyahu thanks Egypt, Oman and Bahrain

PM tweets a message of thanks to the leaders of Egypt, Oman and Bahrain for their "support" of agreement with UAE.

Netanyahu thanks Egypt, Oman and Bahrain

Israel issues northern Italy travel warning

Health Ministry considering instructing those returning from state to remain in isolation. Within 1 day, 4 patients in Italy died of virus.

Israel issues northern Italy travel warning

Netanyahu rejected Omani proposal for Israel-Iran talks in 2013

Netanyahu rejected proposal from Oman to mediate talks with Iran, fearing that would legitimize Iran's contacts with the US.

Netanyahu rejected proposal for Israel-Iran talks in 2013

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, will meet Israeli government officials.

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

Trump offers condolences following death of Omani sultan

US President praises efforts of Sultan Qaboos bin Said "to engage in dialogue and achieve peace in the region".

Trump offers condolences following death of Omani sultan

Oman's Sultan Qaboos, the longest-serving Arab ruler, dies at 79

Oman, the discreet Gulf mediator, names its successor to the throne. Here are some facts about the sultanate, and its former ruler.

Omani sultan, the longest-serving Arab ruler, dies at 79

Oman rejects Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Oman confirms support for independent Palestinian state after PM pledges to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.

Oman rejects Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Oman denies establishing diplomatic relations with Israel

Oman denies Mossad chief's statement that it has agreed to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

Oman denies establishing diplomatic relations with Israel

Mossad Chief: Israel renewing ties with Oman

Mossad head Yossi Cohen says "unprecedented opportunity" for thaw in relationship with Arab states.

Mossad Chief: Israel renewing ties with Oman

Oman to open embassy in 'Palestine'

Oman announces it will open an embassy in the Palestinian territories.

Oman to open embassy in 'Palestine'

Two tankers attacked in Oman

Attacks in Gulf of Oman leave two tankers in flames. Pompeo: Iran is responsible, we'll go to the UN.

Two tankers attacked in Oman

Arab nations must assure Israel we don't pose existential threat

Arab countries should take into consideration Israel's fear for survival is part of reason it receives support from international community,

Arab nations must assure Israel we don't pose existential threatplayer

Oman calls on Arabs to ease Israel's 'fears for its future'

Omani FM calls on Arabs to ease Israel's fears for future as non-Arab country. Jordanian FM: 'Not my problem' if Israel is comfortable.

Oman calls on Arabs to ease Israel's 'fears for its future'

Kushner, Greenblatt discuss Israeli-PA peace with Omani leader

Kushner, Greenblatt, Hook meet in Oman with sultan, discussing "efforts to facilitate peace," "ways to improve condition of entire region."

Kushner, Greenblatt discuss Israeli-PA peace with Omani leader

Omani FM: Palestinian state a condition for normalization

Omani Foreign Minister says there is no normalization with Israel.

Omani FM: Palestinian state a condition for normalization

Netanyahu meets with foreign minister of Oman

PM meets with Yusuf Bin Alawi on sidelines of Warsaw summit, following his meeting with sultan of Oman. "Seize the future."

Netanyahu meets with foreign minister of Omanplayer