Kuwait ruler, Sheikh Sabah, dies at 91

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Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah ruled oil-rich Gulf state since 2006

By Anadolu Agency

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday at the age of 91, state media announced.

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“With great sadness and sorrow we mourn to the Kuwaiti people, the Arab and Islamic nations, […] the death of the late His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait,” a royal court statement carried by the official Kuwait News Agency said.

In a statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip said he received the news of the emir’s demise with “great sadness.”

“On behalf of the Turkish nation, I convey my sincere condolences to the friendly and brotherly people of Kuwait.”

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat and Ali Murat Alhas

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