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Oman: Potential successors go out and about

Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said has been almost entirely absent from view since returning from months of treatment in Germany for what is thought to be cancer. Qaboos returned to Muscat on 23 March, looking frail but well enough to walk off the plane unaided; photographs released just over two weeks later of him presiding over a cabinet meeting also appeared to show him in good spirits.He has not been seen since, however, and the relief in Oman prompted by his return has again turned to speculation.

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