Kuwait television interrupted its regular programs and changed to Quranic verses on Tuesday, a move which often signifies the death of a senior member of the state’s ruling family, probably Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

Iran PressMiddle East: There was no immediate announcement from authorities.

Kuwait’s ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, 91, has been in hospital in the United States since July after having undergone surgery in Kuwait the same month.

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