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Doubts about Crown Prince Nawaf’s health spur talk of change in Kuwaiti succession

The return of Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Kuwait after an extended period of medical checks in New York appears to have settled some nerves about the immediate succession. Notwithstanding his health issues, the 90-year-old emir appears in relatively good shape for his age. However, succession is set to remain a live issue, particularly given fresh doubts about Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s future as heir apparent.

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