Oman publishes new law on establishment of succession system

Oman’s Sultan Haitham will be succeeded by his eldest son Dhi Yazan, according to a new basic law published on Tuesday that creates a new position of crown prince and establishes succession from ruler to the eldest son. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said had announced plans for the constitutional change on Monday, a year after… Read More Oman publishes new law on establishment of succession system

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said dies, cousin Haitham announced as successor

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East’s longest serving rulers who maintained the country’s neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al-Said was announced successor in a smooth transition. With his death, the region loses a trusted and seasoned leader who managed to balance ties between… Read More Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said dies, cousin Haitham announced as successor