Oman sultan Qaboos dies

DN Bureau

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has died, Aljazeera reported citing state television on Friday.

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin

Muscat: Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has died, Aljazeera reported citing state television on Friday.

Qaboos was 79-year-old and was ill from a long time. He has served as the ruler of Oman since 1970 when he ousted his father in a bloodless coup.

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Qaboos had no children and has not publicly named his successor.

Sultan Qaboos travelled to Belgium for a week in December for what was described then as "medical checks." He returned to Oman but speculations of his deteriorating health were rife. (ANI)

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