Saudi Crown Prince Passes Away

  June 18, 2012 at 12:31 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced on Saturday the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, deputy premier and interior minister.

The 79-year-old Saudi Crown Prince, who died in Geneva, left Saudi Arabia last month for scheduled medical check-ups abroad.

His funeral prayer was be performed after the Sunday Maghreb (sunset) prayer at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, as the Saudi press agency reported.

Prince Nayef was the twenty-third son of King Abdulaziz al Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia. He was appointed Crown Prince in October 2011, replacing his brother former, Crown Prince Sultan, who died in the same year.

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