Bahraini PM passes on in US hospital

The Prime Minister of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa passed away in the US on Wednesday.

According to the Bahrain News Agency reported the premier died at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the US.

“By order of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Royal Court mourns His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, who passed away this morning at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the United States of America. May Allah rest the soul of the deceased in eternal peace. From Allah we come and to Allah, we return.”

The burial ceremony will take place after the repatriation of the body, and the funeral will be limited to a specific number of relatives.

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has ordered the announcement of a week-long mourning period, during which flags will be flown at half-mast.

Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting Thursday, November 12.

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