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Sultan Qaboos misses Oman’s National Day

Here’s a dispatch from Muscat on National Day celebrations in Oman. This was the first year the country’s long-time leader Sultan Qaboos was absent. The sultan is in Germany for medical treatment.

The day before the celebrations the country’s main telecom network, Omantel, was down for several hours. Some speculated hackers might be responsible.