Buckingham Palace flag flies at half-mast following Omani royal death

The flag at Buckingham Palace was at half-mast on Saturday due to the death of a close ally to the United Kingdom. The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, died on over the weekend at the age of 79 triggering mourning all over the world. The Sultan was the the longest-serving ruler in the Middle East, having served as Oman’s Sultan for 50 years. As a mark of respect, the flags…
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Sultan Qaboos laid to rest as condolences pour in

Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who died on 10 January 2020, at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne, has been laid to rest today at the Royal Family Cemetery in Baushar. It is tradition to have a burial as soon as possible. A statement issued by the Oman News Agency said: “The funeral was led by His Majesty the Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, and was attended by Their…
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