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India will observe a day of state mourning on Monday for the late Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, who was hailed for helping Indian expats and building “vibrant” relations with New Delhi.
Dozens of armored vehicles and soldiers were seen in the streets of Muscat following the death of Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said. The government confirmed that Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said was sworn in as the new ruler.
Oman’s monarch, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said, has passed away at the age of 79 after a lengthy battle with illness, according to Omani state media.
Omani authorities have denied reports that they relayed a message to Iran from President Donald Trump, warning them of an impending US strike. The aborted attack followed Iran shooting down a US surveillance drone.
A map in the United Arab Emirates' Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum shows the Omani exclave of Musandam as being part of the UAE, the second time the museum has come under fire for a geographical error within a week.
Some 20 crew members have been rescued after after a cargo ship loaded with steel and building materials sank off the coast of Oman, according to the Gulf state’s authorities.
The Iranian Navy has dispatched a flotilla on a mission to Oman, local media report, and will enter international waters.
Oman has announced it’s accepting 10 Guantanamo detainees, just days before President Obama leaves office. The men were on the list of those approved from transfer.
Ten Yemenis held at the US military detention center at Guantanamo Bay have been released and sent to Oman, the Pentagon has said. All ten had been held in US custody for at least a decade without charge or trial.