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Qaboos bin Said

Former Sultan of Oman

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Qaboos bin Said: Former Sultan of Oman
Qaboos bin Said was the Sultan of Oman from 23 July 1970 until his death. A fifteenth-generation descendant of the founder of the House of Al Said, he was the longest-serving leader in the Middle East and Arab world at the time of his death.

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Oman Sultan pardons 599 prisoners, including 336 foreigners: Oman News Agency

The Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, has pardoned 599 prisoners jailed for various offenses, including 336 foreigners, the state-run Oman News Agency said on Twitter on Wednesday.
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Friends and foes gather in Oman to mourn Qaboos

World and regional leaders, many at odds with one another, met Oman's new ruler on Sunday to offer condolences for the death of Sultan Qaboos whose quiet diplomacy during five decades in power helped..
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Tributes pour in as Oman mourns Sultan Qaboos

A condolence ceremony is being held as the country remembers Sultan Qaboos who died aged 79.
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Oman's new ruler chosen to provide continuity

When Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said named his preferred successor in a sealed envelope, he prioritized continuity by choosing a cousin with extensive foreign policy experience.
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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; successor vows to pursue peace

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al-Said was..
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Sultan Qaboos ushered in Oman renaissance, quiet diplomacy

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by dissent into a prosperous state and an internationally trusted..
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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; cousin Haitham named successor

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and state media said his cousin Haitham bin..
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Oman's new ruler Haitham bin Tariq takes oath: newspapers

Oman's new ruler, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, was on Saturday taking the oath of allegiance as sultan to succeed his cousin Qaboos bin Said who died on Friday, two Omani newspapers said.
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Oman names Qaboos' cousin Haitham as new ruler: Jazeera TV

Oman has named Haitham bin Tariq al-Said as the country's new ruler after the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos bin Said late on Friday, Al Jazeera television reported on Saturday.
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Oman calls ruling family council to choose new sultan: state TV

Oman's high military council on Saturday called on the country's ruling family council to convene in order to choose a new ruler following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died on Friday..
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Sultan Qaboos of Oman dies aged 79

The sultan deposed his father in a bloodless coup in 1970 and then set Oman on a path to development.
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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies: state media

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said died on Friday evening, state media said early on Saturday.
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Oman's Sultan Qaboos 'stable', treatment ongoing, state TV reports

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said is in a "stable condition" and continuing a program of medical treatment, state television said on Tuesday, citing a statement from the sultan's office.
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Sultan Qaboos returns to Oman after medical treatment in Belgium: ONA

Oman's Sultan Qaboos has returned home after medical treatment and checks in Belgium, Oman state media said on Friday, citing a Royal Court statement.
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Qaboos of Oman to undergo medical checks in Belgium

Oman's Sultan Qaboos will travel to Belgium on Saturday for unspecified medical checks, his court said.
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Saudi vice defense minister meets Omani ruler in Muscat -state news

Saudi Arabia's vice minister of defense visited Oman on Monday and met with ruler Sultan Qaboos, Omani state news agency ONA reported, following a deal to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen.
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