Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Passes Away at 86

Notably served as Defense Minister during Kuwait-Iraq crisis in 1990, Gulf War participant.

Became Emir in September 2020, succeeded Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, ruling for 14 years.

Sabah Al-Sabah respected for mediation efforts; Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah announced as new Emir.

Constitutional monarchy since independence in 1961, renowned for vast oil reserves and a population of 4.2 million.

16th Emir of Kuwait, born on June 25, 1937, held key positions, including Interior Minister and Minister of Defense.

Married to Sharifa Sulaiman Al-Jasem Al-Ghanim, with five children; part of the Sabah house.

Reported net worth of $260 billion from various sources including state treasury, investments, royal allowances, and family assets.

Notable roles during Kuwait-Iraq conflict; focused on economy amidst oil price drop

Described as calm yet decisive by constitutional law expert Mohammed al-Faily.