Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Passes Away, World Leaders Condole With King Salman

Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Passes Away, World Leaders Condole With King Salman

Saturday, 22 December, 2018 - 19:00
Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (AP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the half-brother of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Saturday at the age of 87.

Funeral prayers will be performed in Riyadh on Sunday following the afternoon prayers, at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque, according to a statement announced by the Royal Court.

"Prince Talal was called by God on Saturday," his son Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal wrote on Twitter.

The family will receive condolences on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at home in Riyadh, he added.

King Salman received a number of cables of condolences from several world leaders, including: UAE's President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the representative of the President Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.

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