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Kuwait names Seikh Meshal al-Sabah as crown prince: KUNA

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Kuwait’s new ruler Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday named Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah as crown prince of the US-allied OPEC member state, state news agency KUNA said, citing a statement from his office.

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Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday.

The Gulf Arab state’s parliament must approve the choice.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 07 October 2020 KSA 11:49 – GMT 08:49