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Oman

Oman  03/07/12

Yemeni militants flee to Oman

Al Qaeda militants from Yemen have infiltrated into Oman....
Oman  18/06/12

Oman cracks down on bloggers amid rising local labour walkouts

Omani authorities have cracked down on bloggers with several arrests. There is increasing tension amongst the local population demanding jobs and better standards of living....
 
Bahrain  17/05/12

GCC countries fail to agree on Saudi-Bahrain proposed union as Iran threatens

The failure of the GCC to accept or even negotiate a Saudi proposal for further integration is a blow to the Saudi regional position....
Bahrain  02/05/11

Iran relations with GCC deteriorate markedly

The relationships between the GCC and Iran have deteriorated on a number of fronts....
 
Oman  16/03/11

Protests continue after Oman sultan cedes some powers

Concessions made by the Sultan of Oman have not satisfied the protestors demands....
Risk Watch  01/03/11

Protests in Oman leave at least two dead

Deaths and injuries were reported in demonstrations in Oman calling for improvement of economic conditions and political change....
 
Dubai  01/02/11

GCC markets tumble after Egypt protests

Stock markets across the GCC have tumbled as a result of the demonstrations in Egypt....
Oman  01/02/11

Oman uncovers spy network but UAE denies any links

Oman announced that it has uncovered a UAE spy ring, which the UAE denied. This is a most serious development to hit inter-GCC relations in recent years....
 
Oman  17/01/11

Oman approves five-year development plan and endorses record 2011 budget

Oman endorses another five-year development plan. The plan will contribute further to the so far apparently successful economic efforts by the government to diversify the economy....
Bahrain  03/01/11

Oil prices remain above $90 per barrel

The increase of oil price to over US$ 90 per barrel is a positive development for all GCC states and Yemen....
 
Dubai  01/12/10

Wikileaks claim GCC leaders urged attack on Iran

The US diplomatic cables published by wikileaks is likely to increase the risk of Iranian or Shiite attacks against some GCC states, who are claimed to have pushed the US to bomb Iran....
Risk Watch  03/09/10

Japanese tanker struck by suicide bomber

Confirmation that the Japanese tanker hit in the Strait of Hormuz last month was by a suicide bomber indicates that there is an increased Al Qaeda activity in the GCC....
 
Risk Watch  17/08/10

Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman rule out a BlackBerry ban

The announcements by Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman that they do not intend to ban the BlackBerry from operating in their territories are good in demonstrating their commitment to business-friendliness....
Risk Watch  02/08/10

Oil tanker damaged by explosion in Strait of Hormuz

The possible attack against a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz may have been carried out by Iran, Al Qaeda or less likely pirates....
 
Oman  16/06/10

Blue City may be saved as Abu Dhabi steps in to help

The revival of the Omani flagship project, Blue City, is an indication that Oman’s economic diversification plans are back on track....
Bahrain  17/05/10

Iran launches naval Gulf excursuses as GCC states strengthen defenses

Naval exercises by Iran in the Straits of Hormuz have prompted GCC leaders to strengthen their joint defenses and call for a united effort against Iran....
 
Oman  18/03/10

Oman’s economy better than expected in 2009 as oil production goes up

Data released by the Omani Central Bank and government show that Oman’s economy has fared better than predicted and better than most other GCC economies....
Oman  18/03/10

Blue City close to liquidation

The eminent liquidation of the Blue City project represents the failure of the country’s flagship and first venture into master-plan developments....
 
Bahrain  02/02/10

Iran threatens GCC states if attacked by West

Increasing tensions between the West and Iran increases the risk of Iranian attacks against Western interests in the GCC....
Bahrain  18/01/10

Increased Al Qaeda threat in GCC according to Kuwaiti press

A leading Kuwaiti daily reported government sources as saying that there is an increased Al Qaeda threat in the Gulf, in view of the ongoing Yemen war....
 
 

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