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Sultan Qaboos laid to rest as condolences pour in

1 month ago   |   By Royal Central

Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who died on 10 January 2020, at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne, has been laid to rest today at the Royal Family Cemetery in Baushar. It is tradition to have a burial as soon as possible.
A statement issued by the Oman News Agency said: “The funeral was led by His Majesty the Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, and was attended by Their Highnesses and members of the royal family, and military leaders, members of the State Council and members of the Shura Council. The funeral prayer was held at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, where the Sultan's...
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Middle East's longest-ruling king Sultan Qaboos bin Said dies aged 79

Middle East's longest-ruling king Sultan Qaboos bin Said dies aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Sultan Qaboos' casket was carried to the Grand Mosque named after him in the capital of Muscat
The Middle East's longest-ruling king, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, has died aged 79.
The sultan overthrew his father in a bloodless coup with British support in 1970 and led Oman on a modernising path while carefully balancing its diplomacy between Iran and the US.
Under his father, Said bin Taimur, slavery was legal, no-one could go abroad and music was banned. The country, roughly the size of Poland, also had just six miles of paved roads.
The young Qaboos was sent to study in England in...
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Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who ruled country for 50 years, dies aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, has died aged 79 after suffering with cancer.
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