Saudi crown prince dies in Geneva


Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away Saturday in Geneva following an illness, Al Jazeera reported. He was 78.
Nayef, who was also the country’s interior minister, had been ill for a long time and was receiving medical treatment in Switzerland.
Saudi state TV confirmed that Nayef’s death occurred at a Geneva hospital Saturday.
Nayef was the heir to Saudi King Abdullah and was appointed crown prince in October after the death of his elder brother and predecessor in the role, Crown Prince Sultan. He had been the interior minister since 1975.