Death of Prince Mohammed bin Saud

July 8, 2012
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Influential Saudi Prince dies
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The Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says a senior prince and former defense minister has died.

The 78-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Saud was not in line for the Saudi throne, but wielded influence as part of a council of royal family members that helps select the heirs to rule the oil-rich Western ally.

The official Saudi Press Agency says Mohammed died Sunday, but gave no other details.

Mohammed served as defense minister in the early 1960s and...

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