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Omani Leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said addresses the annual session of the Council of Oman in Muscat on Nov. 12, 2012. (Mohammed Mahjoud/AFP/Getty Images)

Oman Just Bought Israeli Insurance

Why is Sultan Qaboos cozying up to Benjamin Netanyahu? The answer is in Washington.

An Iranian tanker and a South Korean tanker docking at the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Persian Gulf on March 12, 2017.

The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo

Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C), Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa (R) and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah attend a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) informal summit in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah on May 31, 2016.(STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kuwait and Oman Are Stuck in Arab No Man’s Land

The showdown with Qatar is forcing all Middle Eastern countries to pick sides — and leaving two of them in the lurch.

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My Summer Holiday to the Forever War

America's military is scattered around the world fighting a battle they can't afford to lose — and don't have the resources to win.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks on climate change at the New York University Stern School of Business, in New York on May 30, 2017. 
Guterres said it was "absolutely essential" that the Paris climate agreement be implemented, as the US weighed pulling out of the emissions-cutting deal.
In his first major address on climate, Guterres said the world must fulfill the commitments of the 2015 agreement "with increased ambition."
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U.N. Chief Makes Secret Bid to Win Release of American Detainee in Iran

Can António Guterres succeed where the Obama and Trump administrations have failed?

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The Omani Succession Envelope, Please

Sultan Qaboos is ailing, and nobody knows who might take over his role as mediator in the Middle East's most explosive conflict.

Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Huthi chew Qat, a mild drug used daily by many Yemenis, as they hold up their weapons during a march in the capital Sanaa in protest to the Saudi-led military operations against positions held by them and their allies, on May 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Detained American Journalist Freed in Yemen

American journalist Casey Coombs, held by Houthi rebels in Yemen since last month, was released Monday.

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