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10 Monday, August 19, 2019 14:38

Kuwait says emir in good health after recovering from 'setback'


Sheikh Sabah had a pacemaker fitted in 2000 and he underwent successful urinary tract surgery in the US in 2007 [File: Getty Images] Kuwaits 90-year-old ruling emir has recovered after an unspecified medical setback, state media reported on Sunday. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah underwent medical tests and the results were good, the state-run KUNA news agency said without elaborating.

It appeared Kuwait was responding to comments earlier on Sunday by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who said: Praying for emirs speedy recovery.The emir was seen in public last week during prayers and appeared in good health.Prior to KUNAs report late on Sunday, there had been no word on the emirs health in official media or Kuwaiti newspapers.

Sheikh Sabah had a pacemaker fitted in 2000 and he underwent successful urinary tract surgery in the United States in August 2007.Sheikh Sabah has ruled Kuwait since January 2006. He has 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.

. SOURCE: News agencies ..


News Code: 308096  |  aljazeera
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