Bahrain’s Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa has died at the age of 84, the royal court announced today.
The prime minister had been receiving treatment at a Mayo Clinic hospital in the United States. The burial ceremony will take place in Bahrain once his body arrives in the country. HM the King ordered a week-long period of mourning and the suspension of all governmental work for three days starting from Thursday.
Prince Khalifa, who was the world’s longest-standing prime minister. Assumed his post in 1970, just a year before Bahrain’s independence on August 1971.
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May GOD rest the soul of the deceased in eternal peace