Kuwait swears in new emir

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) – Kuwait yesterday swore in its new emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and prepared to receive the body of his half-brother, the late ruler Sheikh Sabah who died in the United States (US) at the age of 91.

Sheikh Nawaf was visibly emotional as he addressed the National Assembly a day after the death of the emir, an acclaimed diplomat and mediator who ruled for 14 years.

“The precious confidence that the people of Kuwait have entrusted in us will be guarded with our lives,” the 83-year-old said after taking the oath of office.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin