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Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

AP  |  Dubai 

Sheikha bint D'aji Al Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain's crown prince, has died.

The Agency announced Sheikha Hala's death early this morning. It offered no details, nor gave her age.

Sheikha was married to Crown The couple had four children, including their son Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, who is second in line to the throne after his father.

Sheikha kept a low profile, but launched an anti-child abuse program in the island kingdom in 2003. She also did other charity work.

Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Arabia, is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet and a British naval base. The kingdom is in the midst of a yearslong crackdown on all dissent.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 09:45 IST