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Bahrain prime minister Sheikh Khalifa, has passed away this morning

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The Prime Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has died, and the Royal Palace appeared on Twitter on Wednesday to share the news.

Sheikh Khalifa died Wednesday morning at a Mayo Clinic hospital in the United States, the Bahraini state news agency reported.

The funeral will take place upon the return of his body, and the funeral will be restricted to a certain number of relatives.

Official mourning has been announced for a week.

He has been Prime Minister since 1970, taking office on August 15, 1971, a year after Bahrain’s independence.

According to reports gathered, before his death he was the longest-serving prime minister of any government in the world.

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