Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. Photo: Handout via Reuters Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. Photo: Handout via Reuters
Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. Photo: Handout via Reuters

Kuwait’s new emir Sheikh Nawaf names 80-year-old half-brother as crown prince

  • Sheikh Meshal has been deputy chief of the Kuwait National Guard since 2004, largely staying out of the political scene
  • Although Sheikh Nawaf had a full year to choose a successor, he picked Sheikh Meshal in eight days

Topic |   Middle East
Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. Photo: Handout via Reuters Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. Photo: Handout via Reuters
Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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