Oman's Sultan Qaboos dead, Haitham bin Tariq takes oath as new ruler
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.
Sultan Qaboos died: 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.
There was no official Omani government confirmation of the report posted by Al Watan and Al Roya newspapers on their Twitter accounts. Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV earlier reported that Haitham bin Tariq had succeeded Qaboos.
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After the death of the longest-serving Arab World's leader Sultan Qaboos, there has been speculation as to whom the legacy and power of Sultan Qaboob will be transferred. Omani newspapers have been guessing about various names, however, it seems that finally, they have got some clue in regard to the appointment of Haitham bin Tariq al-Said as new ruler of Oman.
The Sultan, who ruled Oman for almost half a century, was unmarried and had no heir or had designated successor, according to media. Last month he returned home after undergoing medical checks and treatment in Belgium. There were reports he was suffering from cancer, the BBC said in a report.