Kuwaiti Crown Prince, 81, rests after ‘minor inconvenience’

Kuwait said on Tuesday the 81-year-old crown prince was resting after experiencing what it described as “minor discomfort”.

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The two-sentence story from the state-run news agency KUNA did not address what was wrong with Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmed Al Jaber.

Kuwait’s diwan, or royal court, wished Sheikh Meshal the best, the report added.

Sheikh Meshal became crown prince in 2020 following the death of ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, a unifying figure in Kuwait who deftly navigated the stark political and sectarian divides in the region.

Sheikh Sabah’s half brother, 84-year-old Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, took over the throne after the ruler’s death.

Sheikh Meshal spent his career in the Ministry of Interior and is respected for his security acumen.

Tiny Kuwait is an OPEC member and has the world’s sixth largest known oil reserves.

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