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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; successor vows to pursue peace

Updated : January 12, 2020 11:00 AM IST

With his death, the region loses a leader seen as the father of modern Oman, who balanced ties between two neighbours locked in a regional struggle, Saudi Arabia to the west and Iran to the north, as well as the United States.
Muscat did not take sides in a Gulf dispute that saw Riyadh and its allies impose a boycott on Qatar, or join a Saudi-led military coalition that intervened in Yemen.
Oman's Sultan Qaboos dies; successor vows to pursue peace

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