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Bahraini Prime Minister passes away in US hospital

MANAMA -- Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain, passed away Wednesday morning at the Mayo Clinic in the US, reported the Bahraini News Agency, BNA.

The burial ceremony will take place after his body is repatriated and will be limited to a few relatives, the agency added.

A week of mourning have been announced in the country during which flags will be flown at half-mast.

Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting Thursday, BNA said.

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