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Kuwait’s Emir has recovered after health setback

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah makes a speech during the 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 9 December 2018 [Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Kingdom Council/Anadolu Agency]

Kuwait’s elderly ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has recovered from a health setback and is “in a good condition now”, the state news agency KUNA reported yesterday.

Reuters cited the Acting Emiri Diwan Minister Mohammad Dhaifallah Sharar as saying that the 90-year-old Sheikh Al Sabah had gone through a medical check-up and the results were good.

The agency gave no further details.

READ: Nearly 500 Kuwaiti officers investigated in 2018 over violations 

Sheikh Al Sabah was named ruler of the key US regional ally and OPEC oil producer in 2006.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif yesterday wished Al Sabah a “speedy recovery”.

Writing on Twitter, Zarif said talks he was holding with Kuwaiti officials were “good”.

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