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Saudi Arabia names new interior minister

King appoints Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, son of the late interior minister and crown prince, to head key ministry.

Doddery Arabia

2 years agoNews : Daily Chart

As royal heirs succumb to old age, Saudi Arabia's monarchy faces a difficult future THE death on June 16th of Crown Prince Nayef, heir to the Saudi throne, has highlighted the fragility of the world's most conservative monarchy. His predecessor, Sultan, died in October at the age of 87. Show More Summary

What happens after the death of a prince?

By Crispin Hawes The death of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abd al-Aziz, though unsurprising, highlights the risk of policy stagnation, an issue of some significance for the Kingdom given its domestic challenges. As expectedShow More Summary

Saudi Arabia’s Heir to the Throne: Meet Crown Prince Salman

The Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud would be the new heir to the throne, after the sudden death of previous Crown Prince Nayef on Saturday. Prince Salman’s elevation to the next in line to the throne was not entirely unexpected—as a well respected Minister of [...]

Saudi Arabia Names Salman New Crown Prince

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 replace...

Saudi Arabia: The Death of a Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia buried Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud today. Here are reactions from the Saudi blogosphere following his death.

Saudi king seeks successor as crown prince buried

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 turmoil in close Arab neighbours. Show More Summary

Saudi women postpone driving protest after prince’s death

Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday following the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a member of the group said. “The campaign has been postponed until Friday,” said Hind al-Zahid of the Women2Drive group that had urged women to [...]

Saudi Arabia faces questions after death of its crown prince

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

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. Show More Summary

Analysis: Succession in Saudi Arabia

The death of Saudi crown prince Nayef came as no surprise, for he had been seriously ill for several years. He spent much of the past year outside the Kingdom, for medical treatment in the United States and then recuperation. Since the death in 2011 of the then third in line for the throne, long-time [...]

Obama paid tribute to the late Prince Nayef for saving lives

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday paid tribute to the late Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, saying his strong leadership against terrorism had saved “countless American and Saudi lives.” Nayef, who died in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday at the age of 78, was seen as the mastermind of the oil-rich country’s relentless campaign [...]

Saudi crown prince and interior minister, dies

Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, the mercurial and austere Saudi prince who oversaw the kingdom’s vast internal security apparatus for more than 35 years, amassing prestige and influence on his path to becoming heir to the throne, died June 16. Saudi news outlets reported that he died of undisclosed causes at a hospital in Geneva. He [...]

Saudi Crown Prince Dies

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, a hard liner with less than positive views about the West and democracy, has died at the age of 78. He is the 2nd crown prince to die in the past year and is likely to be succeeded as Crown Prince by the 76 year old Prince Salman. [...]

Saudi Arabia: The Repercussions of Nayef's Death

The death of Saudi Arabia's Crown prince and Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 78, was announced today. Netizens react to the news.

Yemen: Who Will Handle Yemen's Portfolio after Prince Nayef's Death?

Yemeni netizens react to the death of Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The strongman handled the Yemeni portfolio, and is alleged to have moved Al-Qaeda from Saudi Arabia to Yemen. He has also been quoted in Wikilieaks saying that Yemen is a failed state.

David Ignatius: Nayef: The Saudis’ Mr. Tough Guy

The death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef is likely to ease worries in the West about the coming succession of leadership in the oil kingdom. Nayef, who died Saturday at 78, was seen as a hard-line conservative whose accession to the throne...Show More Summary

A Death in The Family. Saudi Arabia’s Succession Saga

As Saudi Arabia mourns the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, heir to the throne, there are likely to be as many gasps of apprehension as secret sighs of relief. It’s still not clear where Nayef, 78, was at the time of his death. Late last month he left Saudi for [...]

Saudi Prince Nayef, Next in Line to Throne, Dies

Saudi Arabia has lost its second crown prince in eight months, raising concerns about its royal succession plans.

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef, next in line to throne, dies

Crown Prince Nayef, the hardline interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country after the 9/11 attacks in the United States and then rose to become next in line to the throne, has died. He was in his late 70s.

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