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Oman's sultan, 79, travels to Belgium for medical checks

AP  |  Dubai 

Oman's 79-year-old ruler will travel to Belgium for a medical checkup, the sultanate's state-run agency reported Saturday.

Sultan Qaboos bin Said left for some medical checks that will take a limited period, God willing, the Oman Agency reported, citing a royal court statement. He has taken medical trips abroad in the past.

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 home to some 4.6 million people.

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First Published: Sat, December 07 2019. 23:00 IST