The Legacy of Emir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah: Statesman, Mediator, and Father of Modern Kuwait

On September 29, Kuwait announced the passing of Emir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah. Serving as foreign minister, prime minister, and, finally, emir, Sabah al-Ahmed played a defining role as a humanitarian and mediator, but he will be remembered most by his people as the father of modern Kuwait.

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