Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz passes away aged 87

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has passed away on Saturday aged 87.

Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz is a brother of King Salman and father of Prince Al Waleed bin Talal.

The news of his passing was confirmed by his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal on Twitter. He said that family members are accepting condolences from Sunday until Tuesday after sunset prayers until evening prayers.

He had held several positions in Saudi Arabia. Born in 1931, the prince also headed the Arab Gulf Fund for Development, a UN body that promotes education and health in developing countries.

The royal court said funeral prayers would be said for the prince in Riyadh on Sunday.

Last Update: Saturday, 22 December 2018 KSA 20:58 - GMT 17:58