Health of Kuwait’s Emir stable and improving: State television

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah is seen during the Arab summit in Mecca. (File photo: Reuters)

The health of Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah is stable and improving, the country’s prime minister told state television late on Saturday.

Al-Sabah is currently in the United States after flying there last month to receive treatment.

The Kuwaiti emir authorized his crown prince to temporarily take over some responsibilities in the meantime.

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The 91-year-old emir has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years.

In October of last year, Sheikh Sabah had suffered a health setback while in Kuwait and was admitted to a hospital in the United States during his trip for a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

After receiving treatment, the emir then returned to Kuwait.

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Last Update: Sunday, 06 September 2020 KSA 05:46 - GMT 02:46
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