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Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait, dies aged 91

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Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah-al Sabah has died at the age of 91, as per Kuwait state media reports. He was a stalwart diplomat and was seen as a regional peacemaker who forged an alliance with the US during the 1990 Gulf War after his country was attacked by Iraq. His half-brother Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, 83, is expected to succeed him as ruler but he too remains in poor health. According to the former US Secretary of State - James A. Baker, the Emir was a wise leader and an effective mediator in the region.