30 Jan '11, 9am

Oman busts UAE spy ring

MUSCAT: Oman has dismantled an Emirati spy ring that was targeting the government and the military in the Gulf sultanate, a security official said on Sunday. "Security forces (of Oman) were able to discover a spy ring belonging to the state security forces of the United Arab Emirates targeting the regime in Oman and the mechanism of governmental and military work there," said the official, quoted by the official ONA news agency. "The accused will be presented for trial," the unnamed official added. No additional details were given about the dismantling of the spy ring, which could strain relations within the Gulf Cooperation Council, whose members include Oman and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In July 2009, Oman and the United Arab Emirates inked documents finalising the delineation of their 1,000-kilometre (625-mile) bor...

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