Saudi king names Prince Salman as heir

2012-06-18 18:25
Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Riyadh - Saudi King Abdullah named his half-brother Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud as heir to the throne on Monday following the death of crown prince Nayef, state television Al-Ekhbariyah reported.

The monarch appointed Salman "crown prince and deputy prime minister" while also keeping him on as defence minister, it said, adding that Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz would take over from Nayef as interior minister.

Salman, 76, became defence minister in October following the death of Sultan, the then crown prince and long-serving defence and aviation minister, while Nayef was named heir to the throne.

It was the first ministerial post for Salman who had been the governor of Riyadh since 1962.

Nayef died on Saturday in Switzerland of "cardiac problems," according to a medical source in Geneva.

The kingdom's security czar, who was behind an iron-fisted crackdown on al-Qaeda following a wave of attacks between 2003 and 2006, had frequently travelled abroad for medical treatment.

- SAPA
Read more on:    king abdullah  |  saudi arabia

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

This is the most expensive burger in the world!

You won't believe how much someone was prepared to pay for this burger!

 
 

Luxury living

Exclusive food items that WILL break the bank
Top 10 most expensive homes in the world
You can permanently live on a ship and sail the world!
These are the richest people on the planet!
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to discriminate, criticise and over analyse things today which can leave everybody feeling a little bit unsure...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.