Saudi Arabian heir apparent Prince Nayef dies



The prince had just been named heir to the throne last October. He was 78. Prince Nayef served as interior minister in the government and was responsible for the crackdown on Al Qaeda.

The Prince died abroad where he had gone for medical treatment. There is a photo showing him greeting supporters three days ago (June 13) in Switzerland. No details were given about his illness or death.

The ruling monarch Abdullah is 88 and has now managed to outlive two who were designated to take his place! The favorite new heir is Prince Salman the current defense minister. For more see this article.

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