Kuwait: Country announces 40 days of mourning after Emir Sheikh Sabah’s death

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Flags were at half-mast, streets were nearly deserted and shops were closed on Wednesday, as Kuwait announced 40 days of mourning after Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah passed away.

Billboards portraying the late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah were seen alongside several roads.

Sheikh Sabah died in the US at the age of 91, where he had been hospitalised since July, following a surgery in Kuwait.

The cause of death has not been specified.

He will be succeeded by his half brother, crown prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah.

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