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UPDATE - Emir of Kuwait dies at 91

UPDATE - Emir of Kuwait dies at 91
Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah ruled oil-rich Gulf state since 2006


By Alaa Aly

KUWAIT CITY (AA) - Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday at the age of 91, state media announced.

"With great sadness and sorrow we mourn to the Kuwaiti people, the Arab and Islamic nations, [...] the death of the late His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait," a royal court statement carried by the official Kuwait News Agency said.

In a statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip said he received the news of the emir's demise with "great sadness."

"On behalf of the Turkish nation, I convey my sincere condolences to the friendly and brotherly people of Kuwait."

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat and Ali Murat Alhas

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