January 11, 2020 / 5:59 AM / a month ago

Oman's new ruler Haitham bin Tariq takes oath - newspapers

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman’s new ruler, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, was on Saturday taking the oath of allegiance as sultan to succeed his cousin Qaboos bin Said who died on Friday, two Omani newspapers said.

There was no official Omani government confirmation of the report posted by Al Watan and Al Roya newspapers on their Twitter accounts. Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV earlier reported that Haitham bin Tariq had succeeded Qaboos.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah in Cairo; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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