Kuwait's Ruler admitted to hospital for medical checkup
18 Jul 2020 02 20
Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunisia. File/AP
Kuwait's 91-year-old Ruler has been admitted to the hospital for a medical checkup, the oil-rich nation's state-run news agency reported on Saturday.
Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah was in "good health,” the KUNA news agency said, citing a statement from the country's diwan minister.
The brief report did not elaborate.
In August 2019, Kuwait acknowledged the emir suffered an unspecified medical "setback" that required him to be hospitalised.
Sheikh Sabah has ruled Kuwait since January 2006. He’s 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.