Kuwait’s emir travels to US for medical treatment

Kuwait (HRNW) Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah left for the United States Thursday to undergo medical treatment, his office said, days after he had surgery for an undisclosed illness.

The emir, who has ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006, had been in hospital since the weekend.

Sheikh Sabah “left the country today at dawn to go to the United States to complete his medical treatment”, his office said in a statement cited by state news agency KUNA.

Earlier, it had said he would make the journey “based on the advice of his medical team to complete treatment following the successful surgery”.


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