High-ranking Omani army officials carry the coffin of the late Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said toward his burial place on Jan. 11. Qaboos, who was not married and had no heirs, named his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al Said as his successor.
Everything about the ascension of Oman's new ruler, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al Said, has screamed continuity -- including the sultan himself. "We will continue to follow in the same course the late sultan adopted," he said in his inaugural speech Jan. 11, a day after the death of his...
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