Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf dies, Sheikh Meshal named as successor

Middle East News
2023-12-16 | 09:40
High views
Share
LBCI
Share
LBCI
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
print
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf dies, Sheikh Meshal named as successor
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
print
0min
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf dies, Sheikh Meshal named as successor

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Saturday, aged 86, according to the royal court, just over three years after assuming power in the U.S.-allied Gulf oil producer.

The cause of his death was not immediately disclosed. The emir was admitted to hospital late last month due to what the state news agency described at the time as an emergency health problem but said that he was in a stable condition.

Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, 83, who has been Kuwait's de facto ruler since 2021, when the frail emir handed over most his duties, was named as Sheikh Nawaf's successor.

Kuwait announced 40 days of mourning and a three day closure of official departments. World leaders paid tribute to Sheikh Nawaf and offered their condolences to his successor, Sheikh Meshal, the Al Sabah family and the people of Kuwait.
 

Middle East News

Kuwait

Emir

LBCI Next
Official media: Iran executed an 'agent for the Israeli Mossad'
Israeli army spokesman: We will resort to the military option if diplomacy fails to remove Hezbollah from the border
LBCI Previous
Download now the LBCI mobile app
To see the latest news, the latest daily programs in Lebanon and the world
Google Play
App Store
We use
cookies
We use cookies to make
your experience on this
website better.
Accept
Learn More