Tuesday 19 June 2012 - 07:17

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in Intensive Care Unit

Story Code : 172517
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz prays during the funeral of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz in the Grand Mosque, in the holy city of Mecca, on June 17, 2012.
On Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, the half brother of Saudi King Abdullah was announced dead.

The 79-year-old Nayef, who was also the long-serving interior minister of Saudi Arabia, recently left the kingdom for medical treatment and was seen in Switzerland a few days ago.

Next in line for the position of crown prince is expected to be Nayef’s younger brother, Prince Salman, who is the minister of defense. However, no one has officially been announced to replace the dead crown prince.