Succession in Kuwait: Emir’s son Nasser Sabah in the ascendancy

Since entering the cabinet as first deputy prime minister and defence minister on 12 December 2016, Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s eldest son has acquired a highly visible profile, publicly engaging with heads of state in the region, while simultaneously unfolding plans to reform the economy. Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah Al-Sabah’s elevation to become the most senior cabinet member after prime minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has underlined his status as a serious contender for the eventual succession. 05 July 2018, Issue 1,062. Read more

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

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