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Bahraini prime minister, one of world’s longest serving, dies at 84 | TheHill

Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain died at the age of 84 on Wednesday.

The cause of death has not been shared, but according to the state-run news agency of Bahrain, the prince had been receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in the U.S.

He is considered one of the longest-serving prime ministers in the world.

Khalifa was born into royalty as the son of former ruler, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. He was the uncle of Bahrain’s current ruler, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The Bahraini prime minister maintained power in the region for decades, even during the Arab Spring protests of 2011 that sought to have him removed from power due to allegations of corruption, The Associated Press reports. Read from source….