January 11, 2020 / 1:20 AM / 15 days ago

Oman calls ruling family council to choose new sultan: state TV

FILE PHOTO: Oman's ruler Sultan Qaboos looks on before the start of the 17th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit December 7, 1996. REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman’s high military council on Saturday called on the country’s ruling family council to convene in order to choose a new ruler following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died on Friday evening, state media said, carrying a statement from the military council.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Writing by Lisa Barrington

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