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Haitham Bin Tariq sets out his policy agenda for Oman
Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said marked the end of the official 40-day mourning period for Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said by issuing a pardon on 20 February to 282 prisoners, 123 of them foreigners, and amending the law on the national anthem to remove the reference to the late Sultan Qaboos (without inserting his own name instead). Three days later he set out his strategic objectives in his first major speech.
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