Saudi Crown Prince Nayef, heir to throne, dies
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has died, the royal court said Saturday, according to wire-service reports. Saudi state television said Nayef died in Geneva where he was being treated for an unknown medical problem, Reuters and others reported. Nayef, a hard-line interior minister and next in line to succeed King Abdullah, was in his late 70s. Prince Salman, now defense minister of the oil kingdom, is considered the likely next heir to Abdullah.