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Kuwait announced, on Tuesday, the death of the Emir of the country, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who had been undergoing treatment in a hospital in the United States of America since last July.
The Kuwaiti Amiri Diwan said in a statement, “With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn to the Kuwaiti people, the Arab and Islamic nations and the friendly peoples of the world, the death of His Highness Sheikh Sobh Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, who moved next to his Lord.”
And the Kuwait News Agency reported last July that Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had arrived in the United States to complete treatment, adding at the time that he was in stable health.
Kuwaiti government television cut off its live broadcast earlier, Tuesday, and began broadcasting verses from the Quran.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah assumed power in Kuwait on January 29, 2006, at the age of 91, the fifteenth Emir of the country, and the fourth son of Sheikh Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.