Kuwait ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah returns home after US hospital visit

Sheikh Sabah has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. (File/AFP)
Updated 16 October 2019

Kuwait ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah returns home after US hospital visit

DUBAI: Kuwait’s 90-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah returned home on Wednesday after hospital treatment in the United States, state news agency KUNA said.
Sheikh Sabah has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years.
The emir’s office said in August that Sheikh Sabah had suffered a health setback while in Kuwait, without providing details. He then traveled to the United States for a meeting with US President Donald Trump which was canceled when he was admitted to hospital.

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Morocco says arrests extremist who planned ‘suicide attack’

  • The extremist tried to “build expertise in the use of arms”
  • He was imbued in the “ideological propaganda” of the Daesh group

RABAT: Moroccan anti-terror police announced Sunday the arrest of an alleged extremist who “planned a suicide attack.”
The 41-year-old extremist tried to “build expertise in the use of arms,” Morocco’s central office for judicial investigations said in a statement.
He was imbued in the “ideological propaganda” of the Daesh group, it added.
“Electronic devices and documents... on the making of explosives” were seized, the office said.
Long spared extremist violence, Morocco was last year hit by the gruesome murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas mountains, committed in the name of Daesh.
The perpetrators were sentenced to death, a penalty not carried out in Morocco since 1993.