The Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who dominated the oil-rich Gulf nation for 14 years, has died on the age of 91, state tv reported on Tuesday.
Sheikh Sabah’s designated successor to the throne is his brother, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
Kuwaiti state TV interrupted its applications and to chop to Koranic verses, which is normally carried out when a royal member of the family passes away, earlier than saying the Emir’s loss of life formally to the nation.
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Stories of the loss of life had emerged a number of hours earlier, however have been denied by the federal government, which insisted that the ruler’s well being was steady and that he was receiving prescribed remedy.
In June, the Emir underwent an unspecified surgical procedure after which travelled to US for remedy. He additionally required hospitalization final 12 months after struggling what the Kuwaiti officers described as a medical “setback.”
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