Bahrain PM Laid to Rest

Bahrain on Friday buried late Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa after his body returned from the United States; where he died on Wednesday.

Khalifa, 84, the uncle of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa; had served as prime minister since independence from Britain in 1971.

Markedly King Hamad on Wednesday appointed Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, 51, as the Gulf state’s new prime minister.

Moreover he was buried in the Hunainiyah cemetery in Riffa; in a small ceremony attended by royal family members and senior representatives of the Bahrain Defense Force; Interior Ministry and National Guard; state news agency BNA said.