A man walks towards the entrance of a building past Kuwaiti national flags lowered to the half-mast position in the centre of Kuwait City on December 16, 2023, as the Gulf country mourns the death of its leader the late emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. - Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah served as Kuwait’s emir for three years but was deeply involved in key moments of the House of Sabah’s tumultuous handling of the oil-rich state in recent decades. Sheikh Nawaf, who died on December 16, 2023 aged 86, was defence minister when Iraq invaded in 1990, setting off a war that drew in armies from around the world to end the occupation. (Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP)

Kuwait emir Sheikh Nawaf dies aged 86: royal court

The ruling emir of oil-rich Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, died on Saturday aged 86, the royal court said, after three years in power marked by repeated political disputes.
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Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein (R) and his counterpart from Kuwait Salem Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah attend a press conference in Baghdad on July 30, 2023. (Photo by Ahmad AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Iraq and Kuwait seek to solve contested border issue

Iraq and Kuwait will work towards reaching a definitive agreement on demarcating their borders, including a contested maritime area of the Gulf, their foreign ministers said on Sunday.
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In this photo released by Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, right, receives Prime Minister, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, in Kuwait, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. Kuwait's ruling emir announced the formation of a new Cabinet on Tuesday, breaking a monthlong deadlock with the nomination of 15 new government ministers who will have to address a series of political and financial difficulties. The new Cabinet represents the Gulf Arab state's fourth government over the last year and a half alone. ( KUNA via AP)

Kuwait swears in fourth govt in two years

A new Kuwaiti government was sworn in on Wednesday, the oil-rich Gulf emirate's fourth in two years, after the last one resigned in November amid political deadlock.
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Passengers are seen in the in the international departure terminal at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 27, 2021. (Photo by Dimitri KORCZAK / AFP)

New Covid variant shuts borders across the globe

A new, heavily mutated Covid-19 variant spread across the globe on Sunday, shutting borders and renewing curbs as the EU chief said governments faced a "race against time" to understand the strain.
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The body of Kuwait's late Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who died after treatment in U.S, arrives in Kuwait City, Kuwait, September 30, 2020. Kuwait News Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Kuwait’s late emir body flown home as his successor is sworn in

The body of Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah arrived home Wednesday after he died in the US at the age of 91, paving the way for his half-brother to be
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Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (C) reads a statement asfter being sworn in as Kuwait's new Emir at the National Assembly in Kuwait City, as Parilament Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanem (L) looks on, on September 30, 2020. - Kuwait on Wednesday swore in its new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, after the death of his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah, who died in the US at the age of 91. (Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP)

Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

Kuwait on Wednesday swore in its new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and prepared to receive the body of his half-brother, the late ruler Sheikh Sabah who died in the US at
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Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah PHOTO: AFP

Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91: palace

Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, regarded as the architect of the nation's modern foreign policy, died on Tuesday at the age of 91, according to the royal court.
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