Death of Crown Prince Nayef

1934 - June 16, 2012
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Crown Prince dies
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ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, The Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For the second time in less than a year, Saudi Arabia was thrown into the process of naming a new heir to the country's 88-year-old king following the death Saturday of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz.

That forces a potentially pivotal decision: Whether to bring a younger generation a step closer to ruling one of the West's most critical Middle East allies. King Abdullah has now outlived two designated...

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