Omani sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance


Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said made an appearance on state television on Monday, marking his first public appearance since he returned to the country.

In March he returned from a lengthy stay in Germany for medical treatment.

The monarch, who will turn 75 this month, appeared to be in good health as he seemed focused during a cabinet meeting at the royal palace, smiling and talking with participants.

The unmarried sultan has rarely been seen in public since he flew home in March after more than eight months in Germany for medical treatment, prompting uncertainty over his successor.