Kuwait crown prince Sheikh Meshal named new emir

Kuwait’s crown prince, Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was named the new emir after the death of his predecessor Sheikh Nawaf, state television reported.

“Kuwait’s cabinet names crown prince, his highness Sheikh Meshal… emir of the state of Kuwait,” the broadcaster said.

Seikh Nawaf, who ascended to the throne in 2020 after the death of his half-brother, died on Saturday at the age of 86.

He was admitted to the hospital in late November “due to an emergency health problem,” according to the official KUNA news agency, which did not elaborate on his illness.

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