‘Our diplomatic map has changed’: Gulf Arab state allows Israeli flights

‘Our diplomatic map has changed’: Gulf Arab state allows Israeli flights

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2018 Oman will allow Israeli passenger jets to use its airspace, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Dec. 10. Speaking at an Israeli Foreign Ministry conference, Netanyahu revealed that Israeli passenger jets will now be permitted to fly over the Gulf Arab state on the southeastern end of the […]

Israel launches diplomatic offensive in Gulf Arab states

Israel launches diplomatic offensive in Gulf Arab states

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2018 Israel has launched an unprecedented push for closer ties with Gulf Arab states. Communications Minister Ayoub Kara, at an Oct. 30 telecommunications conference in Dubai, called for “peace and security in every state.” “Economic and scientific progress is what guarantees a future for the coming generations,” Kara said. Israel […]

Oman defends Netanyahu’s visit: ‘Israel is a fact of life’

Oman defends Netanyahu’s visit: ‘Israel is a fact of life’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2018 Arab nations should consider Israel as an equal, Oman’s foreign minister said after the nation was highly criticized in the Arab world for hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We should consider giving equal treatment to Israel among the other countries in the Middle East. Jews are part of […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Oman, Iran’s closest Gulf ally, signals change by joining Saudi alliance

Oman, Iran’s closest Gulf ally, signals change by joining Saudi alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Oman, Iran’s closest ally in the Persian Gulf region, has signaled that it may be changing course by joining a Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries fighting terrorism. Arab news outlets said on December 28 that Oman’s defense minister sent a letter to Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown […]

Gulf States jointly condemn ‘Iranian interference’ in Saudi affairs

Gulf States jointly condemn ‘Iranian interference’ in Saudi affairs

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Sunni Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf have expressed support for Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Iran, condemning what they described as Iranian interference in Riyadh’s internal affairs. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and warned that the kingdom was considering […]