Bahrain PM, world’s longest-serving, dies at 84

MANAMA (AFP) – Bahrain’s Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, the world’s longest-serving prime minister who had held the post since independence in 1971, died yesterday at the age of 84, state media announced.

“The Royal Court mourns His Royal Highness who passed away this morning at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the United States of America,” the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said, adding that the country will hold a week of official mourning.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin