Middle East

Kuwait's new Emir sworn in as country prepares to lay Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah to rest

Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah has been sworn in at parliament as Kuwait’s new Emir as the country prepares to lay his half-brother the late Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah to rest. According to the constitution of Kuwait, the Crown Prince automatically becomes Emir, and he assumes power after taking oath in parliament. The late Emir’s body is due to arrive in Kuwait today from the…
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Middle East

New Emir of Kuwait named

Kuwait’s new emir has been named as the late Emir’s half-brother, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, according to the Kuwaiti government today. In a statement, the Government of Kuwait said they pray for the success of the new ruler. Embed from Getty Images He was expected to succeed his brother as he had served as the Crown Prince of Kuwait since 2006. He…
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Saudi Arabia

Saudi King makes UN debut

King Salman of Saudi Arabia, 84, addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on Wednesday where he called for a comprehensive solution on Iran and disarming Iranian affiliate Hezbollah in Lebanon. Like the other monarchs who have spoken at the 75th…
Middle East

Emir of Kuwait awarded US Legion of Merit

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander by US President Donald Trump in recognition of the role he plays in the Middle East and the world. The private ceremony took place on Friday at the White House, and the Emir’s son, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, accepted the award on his father’s behalf.
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FeaturesJordan

Queen Rania at 50: 50 facts about the Queen of Jordan

As Queen Rania of Jordan celebrates her 50th birthday today, learn more about Jordan’s queen with the 50 facts below: Rania al-Yassin was born, with Jordanian citizenship, on 31 August 1970 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. 2. Rania’s father is Faisal Sedki Al-Yassin, and her mother is Ilham Yassin. 3. Queen Rania’s family are of Palestinian origin. 4. Queen…
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