Saudi Arabia may have gotten more than it bargained for when authorities in Khujand, Tajikistan’s second-largest city, ordered that the city’s largest and most popular mosque be converted into a cinema. The order followed the closure of some 2,000 mosques in the country in the last three years, and the arrest last month of scores of Muslim clerics and teachers, many of whom were accused of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that is banned in both Tajikistan and the Saudi kingdom
Most experts say the number reported by Iranian officials is suspect because the government either recklessly underestimated the threat of COVID-19 or tried to hide the real number in an attempt to cover up a desperate situation that could potentially add to the its people’s frustration with an inefficient and corrupt regime.
For nearly a month, whenever Rafih called his family in Tehran, he noticed that each member sounded sick. But the worst was his 60-year-old grandmother. “She was always coughing and coughing over the phone,” the 26-year-old waiter at a hip Kabul café said.
Oman’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will meet Iran’s Foreign Ninister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday to discuss maritime security in the Hormuz strait, Oman’s foreign ministry tweeted
Oman’s foreign minister on Tuesday arrived in Iran’s capital Tehran in an unannounced visit for the second time in January
A delegation from Yemen’s Houthi rebel group held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Oman on Tuesday, according to a Houthi-run television
Flights between Muscat, the capital of Oman, and Iran’s renowned tourist destination city of Isfahan, in addition to those between Muscat and Lar, the capital of Larestan County in Fars Province, are scheduled to be launched in the current Iranian month (Dec. 22, 2019-Jan. 20, 2020), says former Iran’s commercial attaché to Oman, Abbas Abdolkhani.
The US has announced more sanctions on Iran, just a week after a US warship confiscated Iranian missile parts it said were headed for Yemen
Iran said on Monday that it is on track to create a new oil terminal on the Sea of Oman that would open a new export route for its crude and allow tankers to bypass the strategic Strait of Hormuz
Qatar, in collaboration with Oman, is leading feverish efforts to divert the issue of legitimacy in Yemen and split the legitimate government camp by creating groups and entities within that front that oppose the Arab coalition, which is trying to save Yemen from Iran’s grip represented by the Houthis
The United States has announced a set of sanctions in Lebanon and Oman targeting the financing of the Iran-backed Hizballah militant group, which opposes Israel