DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media say Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, as died at the age of 79.
The sultan has ruled Oman since overthrowing his father in a bloodless 1970 coup. He has no known successor for his throne in Oman, a country on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula that’s home to some 4.6 million people.
The state-run Oman News Agency announced his death on its official Twitter account.
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