LAST MINUTE The Prime Minister of Bahrain is dead! news


Bahrain’s royal court has announced that Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa (85), who was the longest-serving statesman in the world for 49 years, has died.

According to the official Bahraini news agency BNA, the Royal Court of Bahrain announced that Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has died in the hospital where he was being treated in the United States.

In the statement released by the Royal Court, it was stated that the Prime Minister’s funeral will be held with a limited number of people after the body has been brought to the country.

The statement also stated that a week of mourning has been declared in the country, flags have been lowered in half and government offices will be closed for three days starting tomorrow.

The statement did not include information on Al Khalifa’s death.


The Prime Minister of Bahrain, Al Khalifa, has been in office since 1971.

Al Khalifa was appointed Mayor of Manama in 1962, presidency of the State Council in 1970 and Prime Minister of Bahrain by the King of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa after the country’s independence in 1971.

The father of three, Al Khalifa, was the longest unelected prime minister in the world, after serving for 49 years.

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