Saudi Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passes away

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Saudi Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passes away

Riyadh - UAE leaders condole King Salman on the death.

By Wam/AFP

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Published: Sat 12 Nov 2016, 9:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 13 Nov 2016, 9:30 AM

 Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz, brother of Saudi Arabia's king, has died, a statement from the palace published on the official news agency SPA said early Saturday.
Prince Turki - who was born in 1934, according to his official biography - was a son of the kingdom's founder, King Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and a member of a formidable bloc of brothers known as the Sudairi seven, after their mother Hassa bin Ahmed al-Sudairi.
The bloc also included king Fahd and princes Sultan and Nayef, all now dead, as well as Saudi Arabia's King Salman.
Prince Turki, who was deputy minister of defence from 1968 to 1978, was to be buried later on Saturday.
King Salman is to receive condolences for three days from Saturday evening, the palace said.
UAE leaders condole death
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent cables of condolence to King Salman on the prince's death.

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