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Oman Will Bend, But Not Break, From Gulf Pressure

Aug 31, 2018 | 05:00 GMT
A man rides a motorcycle past a wall of the Nizwa fort bearing a portrait of Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said in February.

A man rides a motorcycle past a wall of the Nizwa fort bearing a portrait of Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said in February. Oman is facing pressure from its larger neighbors to change its foreign policies.

(PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The sultanate of Oman often gets tagged with the cliche of "sleepy" – in part because it has chosen to sit out nearly every major Middle Eastern war since gaining independence in 1971. Bolstered by its reputation for neutrality, it has become an effective diplomatic go-between for bigger powers, including...

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