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As Ankara struggles to maintain influence over the war next door, questions are being asked as to whether its approach has contributed to the destabilising of the Middle East.
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Google+ continues its slow, slow death. 
Google has dramatically scaled back its ambitions in social networking.
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Oman helped free a number of hostages being held in Yemen, the latest move in its role as a regional mediator. 
Omani diplomacy helped secure the release of hostages in Yemen and brought the US and Iran together. Will it work for Yemen?
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Read my piece from Muscat on the challenges facing Oman's Shura Council. Campaigning is currently under way for elections next month.
Though the council now has greater legislative and oversight capacities, its powers are limited and there appears to be little follow through on promises after candidates are elected, according to Omani citizens.
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Troops from GCC countries are being deployed on Middle East front lines like never before. Probably will see more of this in coming years.
The change by GCC states to a more military-minded approach to the region comes as a new generation of leaders rise to power, writes Justin Vela
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An important area to watch --> Will Saudi Arabia and Russia succeed with rapprochement? 
A recent visit by the kingdom’s deputy crown prince and defence minister Mohammed bin Salman to Saint Petersburg, where he met Russian president Vladimir Putin, has been viewed as an effort to improve ties between the two countries.
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The shooting down of a Russian warplane by Turkish F-16s is more than just a 17-second airspace violation – it highlights the international split over which Syrian rebel groups are considered acceptable.
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Ras Al Hamra's nine-hole golf course, school and community centre are not far from an enticing beach. There is even plenty of parking — a rarity in Muscat, Justin Vela reports.
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Another piece from Muscat. About a non-profit aiming to inspire Omani students to work in the private sector.
At a time when increased Omanisation is a key goal for both the government and the shura council, the Muscat-based Injaz Oman is having an impact across the country.
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The National's Middle East Correspondent Josh Wood discusses his recent reporting trip to southeast Turkey where clashes between the military and PKK rebels are increasing.
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Saudi and Russian FM hold talks in Moscow ...
Riyadh's stance on the Syrian conflict remains unchanged, despite increased diplomatic ties with Damascus ally Russia, writes Justin Vela.
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A letter from Doha and the US-Islamic World Forum 
The 12th US-Islamic World Forum was an apt reflection of the region at the moment. Not pretty, but hardly dull, writes Justin Vela.
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Justin Vela is Gulf Correspondent and a Senior Foreign Editor at The National in Abu Dhabi. 

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