Kuwait's Emir is still undergoing treatment and is in a stable condition - KUNA

A medical emergency had led to the monarch's admission to the hospital earlier on Wednesday, according to KUNA.

According to state news agency KUNA, Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah is continuing receiving the required care and is in a stable condition. This information was released on Wednesday.

A medical emergency had led to the monarch's hospital admission earlier on Wednesday, according to KUNA.

Following the dissemination of information about the Emir's health crises on social media in August of last year, Kuwait refuted the claims.

In September 2020, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah succeeded his late brother, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, as the Emirate of Kuwait. The Emir has had multiple medical checks, according to prior announcements made by Kuwait's Amiri Diwan.

The Kuwaiti government declared in November 2021 that they had issued an order asking Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince, to help them exercise part of the 86-year-old Emir's powers.

Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, the Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs at the time, stated without going into detail that "an Amiri order was issued seeking the assistance of the Crown Prince... to exercise some of the constitutional powers... of the Emir, on a temporary basis."

The Crown Prince continued to use some of the prince's authority, despite it being "temporary," appointing the final government in June 2023.

The line of succession to the Kuwaiti monarchy is restricted to Mubarak Al-Sabah's descendants. The two main lines of the Al Sabah dynasty, the Al-Ahmed and Al-Salem branches, have historically taken turns holding the title of emir. Within a year of taking the throne, the current emir must name the heir apparent; the candidate for crown prince must be a prominent member of the Al Sabah dynasty.

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