July 18, 2020 / 4:40 PM / 24 days ago

Kuwaiti crown prince to temporarily fill some of emir's roles

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait’s crown prince will temporarily exercise some of the ruling emir’s constitutional duties, per a royal decree, the state news agency KUNA said on Saturday, without giving details.

The 91-year-old emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, was admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical checks, the state news agency KUNA reported earlier.

Reporting by Samar Hassan, writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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