Kuwait performs funeral rites for late Emir, names Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as successor

Kuwait on Wednesday laid to rest late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, a Gulf Arab elder statesman who helped steer his nation through some of the region’s most turbulent decades, in funeral rites closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns. The only leader of fellow Gulf Arab states in attendance was the emir of… Read More Kuwait performs funeral rites for late Emir, names Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as successor

Kuwait crown prince temporarily assumes some roles following emir’s hospitalization

Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical checks, and the country’s crown prince will temporarily carry out some of his duties, the state news agency KUNA reported. It said Sheikh Sabah, who has ruled the OPEC oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006, would undergo a… Read More Kuwait crown prince temporarily assumes some roles following emir’s hospitalization