Omani sultan sacks two ministers after protests


MUSCAT – Oman’s Sultan Qaboos has replaced two ministers, days after protests erupted demanding an end to corruption and reforms in the normally placid Gulf state, official media reported on Saturday.
The sultan has appointed Khaled bin Hilal bin Saud al-Bousaidi as a minister of the royal court, replacing Ali bin Humud al-Bousaidi, the state ONA news agency said.
He also appointed Sultan bin Mohammed al-Numani as minister in the sultan’s office, replacing Ali bin Majid al-Maamari, it added.