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Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah dies at 86

Kuwait City, December 16, The Europe Today: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has died at 86, state TV said, according to media reports.

“With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn … the death of Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait,” said a statement from the royal court aired on television.

Sheikh Nawaf was sworn in in September 2020 after the death of his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, in the United States at the age of 91.

Last month, the emir was admitted to hospital following an emergency health issue, according to state news agency KUNA.