Kuwait mourns loss of emir Sheikh Sabah aged 91
Successor Sheikh Nawaf faces growing budget deficit in the oil-dependent nation and a changing regional political landscape
Kuwait’s ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a seasoned diplomat who tried to heal rifts between feuding Gulf states and rebuilt ties with former foe Iraq, has died. He was 91.
In line with the constitution, the emir was succeeded by Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 83, a half brother who has served as interior minister and deputy chief of the national guard. Nawaf had been acting emir since Sabah left Kuwait for medical treatment in the US where he died Tuesday...