5 February, 2016
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Oman: Qaboos back home after positive results
Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said returned from Germany on 12 April following “successful” medical checkups, a Royal Court statement said. The “routine” checks “have been crowned with the desired good results”, it added. There has been intense speculation over the 75-year-old Omani leader’s health since he spent eight months in Germany for medical treatment prior to returning in March 2015. GSN sources have said recent speculation was overblown as the Sultan seemed in reasonable health – and is planning to visit London soon for a 90th birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II.