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Kuwaiti Crown Prince to Temporarily Fill Some of Emir's Roles

File photo of the Kuwait flag. (Reuters)

File photo of the Kuwait flag. (Reuters)

The 91-year-old emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, was admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical checks.

Kuwait's crown prince will temporarily exercise some of the ruling emir's constitutional duties, per a royal decree, the state news agency KUNA said on Saturday, without giving details.

The 91-year-old emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, was admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical checks, the state news agency KUNA reported earlier.