Bahrain Names Crown Prince as New PM

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has named Crown Prince Salman al-Khalifa as the new prime minister, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a royal decree.

In detail the decree is taking effect immediately, it reported.

Bahrain’s late Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa died earlier on Wednesday.

Official mourning will continue a week.