Kuwait ruler leaves the country to complete medical treatment in the U.S.

FILE PHOTO: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah witnesses a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

CAIRO (Reuters) – Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah left the country early on Thursday for the United States to complete his medical treatment, the state news agency reported.

Sheikh Sabah, who has ruled Kuwait since 2006, underwent successful surgery on Sunday, his office said this week, for an unspecified condition.

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(Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Tom Hogue)