Low turnout predicted in third Kuwaiti election since 2011

KUWAIT CITY, July 27 (UPI) -- Kuwaitis upset by government reform went to the polls Saturday to replace a parliament elected in December 2012 that a court had ruled was unconstitutional.

Blasts heard during Syria summit

BAGHDAD, March 29 (UPI) -- A number of bomb blasts were heard Thursday as an Arab League summit committed to ending violence in Syria began in Baghdad, spectators said.

Kuwaiti Parliament dissolved

KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The emir of Kuwait announced Tuesday he was dissolving the country's national assembly and would schedule elections because of "deteriorating conditions."
Kuwait's emir won't dissolve Parliament

Kuwait's emir won't dissolve Parliament

KUWAIT CITY, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The emir of Kuwait said his opponents would have to wait for another round of elections amid calls for a sweeping government overhaul.

Protesters irresponsible, Kuwait says

KUWAIT CITY, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- With pressure growing in the government in Kuwait, the government described Wednesday's parliamentary disturbances as irresponsible.

Kuwait government resigns

KUWAIT CITY, March 31 (UPI) -- The entire Kuwait Cabinet resigned Thursday, placing the government in the hands of Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

Arab League to hold 2nd economic summit

CAIRO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The second Arab economic development summit is to be held in Egypt in January, the Arab League said Saturday.

Kuwaiti Cabinet resignation recognized

KUWAIT CITY, March 4 (UPI) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi Sunday officially acknowledges the resignation of the Kuwaiti Cabinet.

New Kuwait government announced

KUWAIT CITY, July 10 (UPI) -- A new Kuwaiti cabinet was announced Monday following last month's general elections which were contested by women for the first time without success.

Kuwait ruling family moves on succession

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Kuwait's ruling al-Sabah family moved Friday to resolve the controversial succession to late Emir Jaber al-Sabah, whose ailing crown prince is unfit to rule.

U.N. mourns death of Kuiwait Emir

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.N. flag at U.N. World Headquarters in New York Monday flew at half-staff to mark the death of the Emir of Kuwait.

Kuwait: Attack by Iraq would be a suicide

KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kuwaiti Defense Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Hamad al Sabah warned Wednesday that any Iraqi military action against the oil-rich emirate would be a suicide.
Jaber al-Sabah
President George W. Bush meets with Emir Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah of Kuwait in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 5, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool)

Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, GCB (Hon), GCMG (Hon) (Arabic: جابر الأحمد الجابر الصباح‎; June 29, 1926 – January 15, 2006) of the al-Sabah dynasty, served as the Minister of Finance and Economy from 1961 until 1965, when he was appointed Prime Minister of Kuwait. He became thirteenth Sheikh of Kuwait, and third Emir since Kuwait's independence from Britain, from December 31, 1977, until his death in 2006.

Jaber was born in Kuwait City. Sheikh Jaber (of the Al-Sabah dynasty, which has ruled Kuwait since the 18th century) was the third son of the late Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who served as Kuwait's emir from 1921 to 1950.

Sheikh Jaber received his early education at Al-Mubarakiya School, Al-Ahmediya School, and Al-Sharqiya School, and was subsequently tutored privately in religion, English, Arabic, and the sciences.

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