Country: Oman

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

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Religionʹs waning role

Arabic writing on a blackboard (photo: dpa)

The uncertain future of Modern Standard Arabic

A language in decline

Publicity material about Oman′s ruler, Sultan Qaboos (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sultanate of Oman

A happy symbiosis

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Saudi ultimatum for Qatar

Turning up the heat?

Women speaking in a discussion (photo: British Council)

Gender equality in the Middle East

To the benefit of all

The ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said (photo: AP)

Oman's succession problem

Neither heir nor spare

Meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (photo: dpa)

The Gulf Monarchies and the Arab Spring

Counter-revolution in the Gulf

Camels on a highway in Oman (photo: Sven Töniges/DW)

Cultural Change in Oman

From Camels to Classics