Kuwait to get new crown prince

Oct. 12, 2005 at 8:01 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Kuwait's Emir Sheik Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah will replace his ailing crown prince with Prime Minister Sabah al-Ahmad, reports said Wednesday.

Saudi daily al-Riyadh quoted Kuwaiti parliament sources as saying that the decision by the emir stipulates appointing Sheik Salem al-Ali as prime minister to form a new government.

They said the current crown prince, Sheik Saad al-Abdullah "is currently in London on convalescence following a health failure and is expected to return home Friday."

"It has become almost definite that the emir will issue a decree in the next few days making the changes," the sources added.

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