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Oman: Al-Zawawi wealth under the spotlight in divorce case

Some interesting insights into the lifestyle and wealth of a member of one of the sultanate’s more prominent trading families, the Al-Zawawi, has emerged from a case heard in the Family Division of the High Court in London. It stems from the breakdown of the marriage between 48-year old Talal Al-Zawawi and Syrian-born Leila Kassem Hammoud. Zawawi is one of eight children of the late Qais Bin Abdulmunim Al-Zawawi, who was killed in a car accident in September 1995 while travelling with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said – an incident which has driven speculation among Oman-watchers ever since.

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