Royal loss for Saudis

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

SAUDI ARA­BIA

SAUDI Ara­bia’s Prince Saud al- Faisal, for­merly the world’s longest­serv­ing for­eign min­is­ter, who over­saw four decades of tur­bu­lent diplo­macy for the oil- rich king­dom, died on Thurs­day. A state­ment from the Royal Court said Prince Saud, who was born in 1940, died in the US. Fu­neral prayers will be held tonight in the holy city of Mecca.

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