RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The death of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz on Saturday means -- for the second time in less than a year -- the key western ally must pick an heir to the 88-year-old King Abdullah, who has already outlived two designated successors. Nayef, who was named the king-in-waiting in November, had been out of the country since late May, when he went on a trip described as a "personal vacation" that would include medical tests.
Following the death of Crown Prince Sultan last week, Saudi Arabia named a new crown prince late Thursday: the tough-talking, ultra-conservative interior minister Prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud. Nayef will assume the throne whe... Read Post
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's elderly king led funeral prayers on Sunday for his heir, Crown Prince Nayef, whose death forces him to find a new successor capable of tackling domestic unemployment, bitter rivalry with Iran and tu... Read Post