Oman's Sultan Qaboos dead at 79

Oman's Sultan Qaboos dead at 79

Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman died Saturday, according to the country's Diwan of Royal Court. He was 79, Anodolu agency reports.

A three-day national mourning period was declared.

The National Security Council called for the royal family to meet to designate a new ruler, in accord with Article Six of the Constitution as the sultan did not appoint a successor. 

The council, chaired by Sultan bin Mohammed Al Numani, gathered after the sultan’s death, will continue until a new ruler is named.

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