Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said dies, cousin Haitham announced as successor

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East’s longest serving rulers who maintained the country’s neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al-Said was announced successor in a smooth transition. With his death, the region loses a trusted and seasoned leader who managed to balance ties between… Read More Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said dies, cousin Haitham announced as successor

Iran says its military shot down Ukrainian plane in error

Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Iran had previously vigorously denied bringing the plane down. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who… Read More Iran says its military shot down Ukrainian plane in error