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Oman’s Sultan Qaboos meets British royals in rare appearance

MUSCAT: Oman's Sultan Qaboos held talks with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, in his first announced meeting with foreign dignitaries nearly seven months after a medical checkup in Germany. Qaboos, who has ruled the Gulf sultanate since 1970, has reduced his public activities since having treatment¬†in 2014 for what diplomats have said is colon cancer. On April 12, the sultan returned from Germany after the medical checkup on his progress following lengthy treatment there in 2014 and 2015. He has…

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos ‘in good health’: minister

MUSCAT:¬†Sultan Qaboos of Oman is in "good health", the country's foreign minister said Thursday, as rumours circulated that the 75-year-old monarch had been hospitalised. "He is well and thanks to God, he is in good health," said Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in an interview with the Saudi newspaper Okaz. Qaboos, who has ruled the Gulf sultanate since 1970, reduced his public activities since having treatment for colon cancer in 2014. His ill health and repeated hospital spells in Germany have focused attention on the fact…