Qaboos bin Said

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Qaboos bin Said al Said

Qaboos bin Said Al Said (Arabic: قابوس بن سعيد آل سعيد‎‎; 18 November 1940 – 10 January 2020) was the Sultan of Oman from 1970 until his death in 2020. He was a fourteenth-generation descendant of the founder of the House of Al Said. He was the longest-serving leader in the Middle East and Arab world, serving for almost fifty years.

Qaboos died of colon cancer on 10 January 2020 in Muscat. He was 79.[1] After he died, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said became the Sultan of Oman.[2]

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  1. "Sultan Qaboos of Oman dies aged 79". BBC News. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Oman names culture minister as successor to Sultan Qaboos". AP News. 11 January 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2020.