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For Kuwait’s new emir, Saudi ties are seen as key

For Kuwait’s new emir, Saudi ties are seen as key

SHEIKH Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah was named Kuwait's new emir on Saturday after the death of his brother Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah aged 86. Sheikh Meshal, 83, spent much of his career helping build the Gulf state's security and defence apparatus before stepping into the public eye when he became crown prince three years ago. He was thrust further into the spotlight when he was handed most of the frail Emir Sheikh Nawaf's duties in November 2021. Sheikh Meshal became Kuwait's third emir in just over three years. Until 2020, the post had been held for 14 years by Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad, a…
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