Crown Prince Nayef

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Saudi Arabia Names Salman New Crown Prince

He will become deputy prime minister

(Newser) - As expected , Saudi Arabia today named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz the new crown prince following the death of Crown Prince Nayef, who was buried yesterday. Salman, now next in line to the throne, will remain defense minister and will also become deputy prime minister. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz will... More »

Saudi Crown Prince Dead

Nation's succession plan shaken up again

(Newser) - The Saudi royal family says Crown Prince Nayef has died in a US hospital. The statement from King Abdullah says the prince died today and will be buried tomorrow after prayers in Mecca, but it gave no more details. Nayef, in his 70s, was the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded... More »

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