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Blinken: Iran will be punished for attack on oil tanker

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.Elad Benari, 10/08/2021 04:29
CENTCOM: Iran behind drone attack on tanker off coast of Oman

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/08/2021 00:38
G7 member states blame Iran for oil tanker attack

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/08/2021 22:50
Security Council to discuss tanker attack off coast of Oman

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.Elad Benari, 06/08/2021 01:10
Defense Minister Gantz: Iran is 10 weeks away from being capable of nuclear weapon

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 15:25
PM Bennett: 'Iran can't sit quietly while setting Mideast ablaze'

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

'No one has any doubt who is behind ship attack,' PM Bennett warns.Ido Ben Porat, 03/08/2021 16:12
Qatar condemns attack on tanker off the coast of Oman

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.Elad Benari, 03/08/2021 04:04
Iran warns: 'Determined, immediate' response if ship attack is avenged

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2021 16:10
Iran denies being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed ship

Iran denies being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed ship

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson: The Zionist regime has created insecurity, terror and violence.Elad Benari, 02/08/2021 04:30
US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 05:11
Lapid: We must never remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/07/2021 21:50
Two dead in attack on Israeli-managed ship

Two dead in attack on Israeli-managed ship

Shipowners confirm fatalities off the coast of Oman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2021 16:06
Oman Foreign Minister: No deal with Israel in the near future

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/07/2021 11:10
Another Israeli ship attacked in the Gulf of Oman, Iran continues to increase enrichment

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.ILTV, 15/04/2021 10:01
UAE ambassador to US: Sudan, Oman in no hurry to normalize ties with Israel

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/10/2020 08:00
Trump triumphs as PLO continues to dig its own grave

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.David Singer, 14/09/2020 09:52
The next Arab state to recognize Israel: Oman

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2020 08:06
Oman welcomes Israel-Bahrain normalization

Oman welcomes Israel-Bahrain normalization

Bahrain's decision to normalize relations with Israel praised by fellow Gulf State Oman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2020 10:48
Oman's foreign minister speaks to Ashkenazi after UAE agreement

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.Ben Ariel, 18/08/2020 05:38
Netanyahu thanks Egypt, Oman and Bahrain

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 14/08/2020 21:11
Israel issues northern Italy travel warning

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.Mordechai Sones, 24/02/2020 20:59
Netanyahu rejected Omani proposal for Israel-Iran talks in 2013

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.Ben Ariel, 03/02/2020 03:29
Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

Assistant US Secretary of State to visit Israel

David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, will meet Israeli government officials.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2020 01:45
Trump offers condolences following death of Omani sultan

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".Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 05:29
Oman's Sultan Qaboos, the longest-serving Arab ruler, dies at 79

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.AFP, 11/01/2020 19:25
Oman rejects Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Oman rejects Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Oman confirms support for independent Palestinian state after PM pledges to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 16/09/2019 06:05
Oman denies establishing diplomatic relations with Israel

Oman denies establishing diplomatic relations with Israel

Oman denies Mossad chief's statement that it has agreed to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.Elad Benari, 03/07/2019 04:05
Mossad Chief: Israel renewing ties with Oman

Mossad Chief: Israel renewing ties with Oman

Mossad head Yossi Cohen says "unprecedented opportunity" for thaw in relationship with Arab states.AFP, 01/07/2019 22:34
Oman to open embassy in 'Palestine'

Oman to open embassy in 'Palestine'

Oman announces it will open an embassy in the Palestinian territories.Elad Benari, 27/06/2019 06:47
Two tankers attacked in Oman

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.Elad Benari, 14/06/2019 02:04
Arab nations must assure Israel we don't pose existential threat

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,Mordechai Sones, 08/04/2019 20:15
Oman calls on Arabs to ease Israel's 'fears for its future'

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.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2019 20:11
Kushner, Greenblatt discuss Israeli-PA peace with Omani leader

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."Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/02/2019 10:55
Omani FM: Palestinian state a condition for normalization

Omani FM: Palestinian state a condition for normalization

Omani Foreign Minister says there is no normalization with Israel.Elad Benari, 19/02/2019 06:16
Netanyahu meets with foreign minister of Oman

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."Yoni Kempinski, 13/02/2019 17:22
Oman to mediate Israel-PA talks?

Oman to mediate Israel-PA talks?

Oman’s Foreign Minister arrives in Washington, reportedly to discuss mediation efforts Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict.Elad Benari, 20/12/2018 05:10
Arab state okays Israeli flights

Arab state okays Israeli flights

Netanyahu reveals that Oman has given Israeli airline El Al permission to enter its airspace, after Saudis permit Indian flights to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2018 12:26
Oman and Brazil step up and PLO bows out

Oman and Brazil step up and PLO bows out

Oman's Foreign Minister: I am going to say something that I say for the first time. Israel is a state that is present in this region....but...Israel is not being treated by the other countries as it is treating the other countries. David Singer, 14/11/2018 08:30
Guardian of the Gulf

Guardian of the Gulf

For the Gulf States and the Saudis, a common threat means that Israel is becoming part of the solution instead of playing its old role as the core of the problem. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 11/11/2018 17:59
Report: Israel's economy minister invited to Bahrain

Report: Israel's economy minister invited to Bahrain

Economy Minister Eli Cohen invited to attend tech conference in Bahrain. Invite comes after Netanyahu, Regev, & Kara visit Arab countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 09/11/2018 07:42
Minister Katz in Oman: Rail from Israel to Gulf 'makes sense'

Minister Katz in Oman: Rail from Israel to Gulf 'makes sense'

Transport minister pitches plans for railway linking the Mediterranean to the Gulf via Israel.AFP, 08/11/2018 08:44
US backs Israel's Middle East railway initiative

US backs Israel's Middle East railway initiative

US envoy Jason Greenblatt expresses support for plan to build railway between Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.Elad Benari, 06/11/2018 03:07
Israeli official says US was unaware about PM's Oman visit

Israeli official says US was unaware about PM's Oman visit

US Ambassador reportedly only found out about Netanyahu's trip to the Gulf from the Omanis.Tzvi Lev, 02/11/2018 07:19
Oman's foreign minister meets Abbas

Oman's foreign minister meets Abbas

Oman’s foreign affairs minister visits Ramallah, gives PA chairman letter about Netanyahu's visit to the sultanate.Elad Benari, 01/11/2018 06:38
Minister heads to Dubai as Israel makes diplomatic push in Gulf

Minister heads to Dubai as Israel makes diplomatic push in Gulf

Israeli minister calls for 'peace and security' during visit to Dubai, the latest event in Israel's bid for closer ties with Gulf states.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2018 11:56
Oman: 'Israel is a fact of life'

Oman: 'Israel is a fact of life'

Following Netanyahu's visit to Oman, nation says region should 'consider giving Israel equal treatment, Jews part of Islamic history'.Nitzan Keidar , 27/10/2018 22:03
PA official: Oman offered to mediate Israel-PA talks

PA official: Oman offered to mediate Israel-PA talks

Senior PA official says sultan of Oman offered to play a role in mediating peace talks. Greenblatt welcomes Netanyahu visit to Oman.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/10/2018 23:58
Oman's foreign minister visits Al-Aqsa

Oman's foreign minister visits Al-Aqsa

Yusuf bin Alawi, Omani minister in charge of foreign affairs, makes rare visit by an Arab official to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2018 02:36
Iran ships out heavy water to Oman

Iran ships out heavy water to Oman

Iran transfers 11 tons of heavy water to Oman, after IAEA found it to be in violation of amounts allowed in nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 23/11/2016 06:46
Oman and Syria to Work Together to End Civil War

Oman and Syria to Work Together to End Civil War

Syria's Foreign Minister visits Oman, agrees with counterpart to work together to end brutal civil war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/08/2015 03:44
Oman Tight Lipped Over Saleh Exile Request

Oman Tight Lipped Over Saleh Exile Request

Officials in Oman have refused to comment on reports that outgoing Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh wants sanctuary in Muscat.Gabe Kahn., 25/01/2012 13:26
US Hikers Freed From Iranian Prison, Arrive Home

US Hikers Freed From Iranian Prison, Arrive Home

Two American hikers boarded a plane in Oman and headed home this weekend, ending a two-year ordeal in an Iranian prison, accused as spies.Chana Ya'ar, 25/09/2011 20:47
Middle East Round-Up April 4-6

Middle East Round-Up April 4-6

A review of the turbulent events in the Middle East for April 4-6; Assad Bans Soccer; the Saudis are tense; and More!Gabe Kahn., 06/04/2011 22:31
Oman Sultan Reshuffles Cabinet

Oman Sultan Reshuffles Cabinet

Oman's Sultan Qaboos ordered a reshuffle of his Cabinet ministers Monday -- but the move did little to appease protesters.Chana Ya'ar, 07/03/2011 20:21
Protest Movement Hits Oman

Protest Movement Hits Oman

The Arab revolutionary juggernaut rolls through the Middle East, striking the oil-rich country of Oman, where police killed two protesters. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 28/02/2011 17:49