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Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, February 16, 2014 at 10:11:39 :: Kuwait

Kuwait Towers, Kuwait CitySabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح Ṣabāḥ al-ʼAḥmad al-Jābir aṣ-Ṣabāḥ; born 16 June 1929) is the Emir of Kuwait. Sheikh Sabah was sworn in on 29 January 2006 after confirmation by the National Assembly of Kuwait. He succeeded Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, who was the Emir and thirteenth Sheikh of Kuwait, serving from 31 December 1977 until his death on 15 January 2006. Sheikh Sabah is the fourth son of Emir Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He is the head of the ruling House of Sabah family.

Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait i/kuːˈweɪt/ (Arabic: دولة الكويت‎ Dawlat al-Kuwayt ), is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf and is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south (at Khafji) and Iraq to the north (at Basra). The name Kuwait is derived from the Arabic أكوات ākwāt, the plural of كوت kūt, meaning "fortress built near water". The country covers an area of 17,820 square kilometers (6,880 square miles) and has a population of about 3.5 million.

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