Saudi Arabia is under pressure to quickly choose a replacement for the late Crown Prince Nayef, who was heir to the kingdom's throne and its security chief, as it confronts rivalries and turmoil across the Middle East.
While defence mi
Saudi Arabia mourned on Sunday the death of Crown Prince Sultan, as King Abdullah prepared to nominate his new heir and choose a new occupant of the key defence minister's job.
With much of the rest of the Middle East in turmoil,
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef was expected to become the new heir to the throne in the world's biggest oil exporter after the death of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Saturday.
Prince Sultan, aged 80 according to go