Kuwait names Sheikh Meshal as new crown prince - KUNA

Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday

  
The Kuwait national flag flies at half-mast as the country starts mourning the death of Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, in Kuwait City, Kuwait, September 29,2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

The Kuwait national flag flies at half-mast as the country starts mourning the death of Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, in Kuwait City, Kuwait, September 29,2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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DUBAI  - Kuwait's new ruler Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday named Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah as crown prince of the U.S.-allied OPEC member state, state news agency KUNA said, citing a statement from his office.

Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday.

The Gulf Arab state's parliament must approve the choice.

(Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Alison Williams) ((lisa.barrington@thomsonreuters.com;))


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