Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, passes away

KUWAIT – In a statement broadcasted on the official television on Saturday, the Kuwaiti Emiri Diwan announced the passing of the country's Emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
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Kuwaiti television interrupted its regular programming on Saturday and broadcasted a Quranic recitation instead, possibly signaling the death of a member of the ruling family.

The late Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was born on June 25, 1937, the sixteenth Emir and the sixth after independence from the United Kingdom. He was the sixth son of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the former ruler of Kuwait.

He was appointed Crown Prince on February 7, 2006, during the rule of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad. On February 20 of the same year, the National Assembly unanimously swore allegiance to him to assume the position.

He assumed the reins of governance in the State of Kuwait on September 29, 2020, following the death of the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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