The Gulf state has been relatively stable under the rule of one man for 45 years, but the indefinite absence of an ailing Sultan Qaboos and deteriorating economic conditions are causing angst in a country that can ill afford stagnation. With no public succession plan, just what will the next era in Oman hold?
Despite promises of a new future after the ouster of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s spiral into civil war is seemingly endless. Foreign investors who are waiting on the sidelines say there is no hope of a change for the better soon
Saudi Arabia’s new ruler King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes over as the ultimate authority in a kingdom that faces long-term domestic challenges compounded by the dramatic fall in oil prices in recent months.