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Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Dies

Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, a vocal supporter of reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who spent part of his life in exile, has died at the age of 87, the royal court reported on Saturday. Abdulaziz was the senior member of the al-Saud family. He supported efforts to give Saudi women greater rights to work and allow them to drive, and wanted Saudi Arabia to limit its substantial military spending. Prince Talal lived in exile abroad in the 1960s after he led a group of princes demanding constitutional reforms and allied himself with then Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, an enemy of the Saudi monarchy. He was allowed back in the kingdom after toning down his rhetoric in 1964.