Breaking News: Haitham bin Tariq Al Said named as new Sultan of Oman

Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has been named as the new Sultan of Oman, one day after the death of the previous Sultan of Oman, his first cousin Qaboos bin Said Al Said.  Haitham was named as Sultan of Oman after a sealed letter from Qaboos was opened identifying whom he wished to take his place.
The 65-year-old Haitham bin Tariq Al Said was born on October 13, 1954, in Muscat,  then in the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, now in the Sultanate of Oman. His father Tariq bin Taimur Al Said was the son of Taimur bin Feisal, Sultan of Muscat and Oman who reigned from 1913 until 1932 when he abdicated in favor of his eldest son Said bin Taimur, the late Qaboos’ father. Haitham bin Tariq is a graduate of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme. 
The funeral of the late Qaboos bin Said Al Said was held on January 11, 2020, the day after his death, at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, the capital of Oman, and he was buried at the Royal Cemetery in Muscat.

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