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Oman Leader’s Rare Saudi Arabia Visit Shows Region’s Shifts

  • Gulf alliances in flux as Saudi prince changes his approach
  • Closer ties to Saudi could be economic boon for Oman
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The sultan of Oman landed in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in the first visit by an Omani leader in over a decade, a sign of shifting alliances in the Persian Gulf as the kingdom reaches out to states with closer ties to regional rival Iran.