NEWS BREAKING ALERT: Sultan Qaboos of Oman Has Died

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (2:20 a.m. 1/11/20) — Oman has named Haitham bin Tariq Al Said as the country’s new ruler following the death of his cousin, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, according to Al Jazeera.

The new Sultan of Oman says that he will maintain friendly relations with all countries

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (7:38 p.m. 1/10/20) — Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the leader of Oman, has died, according to Al Jazeera.

The 79-year-old “ruled Oman since overthrowing his father in a bloodless coup in 1970.”

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said sits during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not pictured) at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS – RC1CB99C0440

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