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In Kuwait's new emir

January 16 2006

Successor to the deceased Emir of Kuwait, was his cousin - the Crown Prince Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah. , Told Cabinet of Ministers in a statement released today.

Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah - 77 years old, he was seriously ill. Therefore, observers believe that in fact Kuwait, as always, will rule the country's Prime Minister Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

The Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who ruled the country since 1978, died yesterday at the 79-year life after a long illness. The exact circumstances of his death, as well as other details of the incident are not announced.

It is known that five years ago he had been bleeding in the brain. Since then, the emir regularly had problems with his health. Sheikh was a 13 ruler of Kuwait Al-Sabah dynasty, which rules the country for over 250 years.

Jaber Al-Sabah was the head of the State of Kuwait in 1977. In connection with his death in the country announced a 40-day mourning period, and the administrative institutions and public services will interrupt their work for three days. In addition, the three-day mourning declared in several other Arab states - Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria, reported .

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