Kuwait names Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as new emir

By: AFP      Published: 11:06 PM, 29 Sep, 2020
Kuwait names Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as new emir

Kuwait on Tuesday named Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as its new emir, after the death of his half-brother Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at the age of 91.

"Pursuant to the provisions of the constitution... the cabinet calls upon the crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as the Emir of the State of Kuwait," deputy prime minister Anas Khalid Al-Saleh said in a televised address.