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Kuwait’s emir names Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Sabah as new crown prince

Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber on Saturday named Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Sabah as the new crown prince, nearly six months after ascending to the throne, according to KUNA news agency. Sheikh Sabah, 71, previously served as prime minister and foreign minister.

The announcement did not provide further details or comments from Kuwait’s emir. Sheikh Meshal, 83, recently dissolved parliament for up to four years due to widespread political dysfunction.

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