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Kuwait Names Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah as New Crown Prince: Report

Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday.

Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday.

Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has been named crown prince of the U.S.-allied OPEC member state, state news agency KUNA said, citing a statement from his office. The Gulf Arab state's parliament must approve the choice.

Kuwait's new ruler Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday named Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah as crown prince of the U.S.-allied OPEC member state, state news agency KUNA said, citing a statement from his office.

Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday.

The Gulf Arab state's parliament must approve the choice.