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Kuwait's Emir Names New Crown Prince, Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Sabah

Kuwait's Emir appoints Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Sabah as the new Crown Prince, signaling a significant change in the monarchy.

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Kuwait's Emir Names New Crown Prince, Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Sabah

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's ruling emir announced the appointment of the nation's new crown prince on Saturday, nearly six months into his reign. Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Sabah, according to the state-run KUNA news agency, will assume the position as next in line to the throne.

At 71 years old, Sheikh Sabah has previously held significant governmental roles, serving as both prime minister and foreign minister in Kuwait. However, the announcement provided no additional details or comments from Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber, who is 83 years old and has recently dissolved parliament for up to four years due to political dysfunction within the country.

Kuwait faces internal disputes, including debates over changes to the welfare system, leading to a deadlock that has prevented the country from taking on debt. Despite Kuwait's vast oil reserves, generating significant wealth, this impasse has resulted in insufficient funds to cover inflated public sector salaries.

With a population of approximately 4.2 million people and a size slightly smaller than the U.S. state of New Jersey, Kuwait possesses the world’s sixth-largest known oil reserves. The country has maintained a close relationship with the United States since the 1991 Gulf War, during which American forces helped expel Iraqi troops led by Saddam Hussein.

Currently, Kuwait hosts around 13,500 American military personnel and serves as the forward headquarters of the U.S. Army in the Middle East. This partnership underscores Kuwait's strategic importance in the region and its role as a key ally of the United States.

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