scorecardresearch
Saturday, Oct 01, 2022

Kuwait’s ruler, 91, admitted to hospital for medical checkup

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah was in "good health," the KUNA news agency said, citing a statement from the country's diwan minister.

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, kuwait ruler, latest news, world news Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler has been admitted to the hospital for a medical checkup, the oil-rich nation’s state-run news agency reported (Fethi Belaid/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler has been admitted to the hospital for a medical checkup, the oil-rich nation’s state-run news agency reported Saturday.

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah was in “good health,” the KUNA news agency said, citing a statement from the country’s diwan minister.

The brief report did not elaborate. However, the visit comes as the tiny nation fights the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen over 58,000 cases and 400 deaths in the country of 4.1 million.

Its Health Ministry says over 49,000 people have recovered from the virus and the COVID-19 illness it causes. In August 2019, Kuwait acknowledged the emir suffered an unspecified medical “setback” that required him to be hospitalised.

Subscriber Only Stories
With ‘Atharva: The Origin’ starring MS Dhoni, Pratilipi Comic...Premium
UPSC Essentials: Weekly news express with MCQs— SC’s abortion rulin...Premium
How European colonisers observed and documented Durga Puja celebrations i...Premium
Useless meetings waste time and $100 million a year for big companiesPremium

That came after visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter that he was “praying for Emir’s speedy recovery,” without elaborating.

Sheikh Sabah has ruled Kuwait since January 2006. He’s pushed for diplomacy to solve regional issues, such as the ongoing boycott of Qatar by four Arab nations, and hosted major donor conferences for war-torn nations like Iraq and Syria.

First published on: 18-07-2020 at 10:17:04 pm
Next Story

Assam orders judicial probe into illegal coal mining in Dehing Patkai

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement