Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has died

Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has died, according to state television reports.

State television announced Sheikh Sabah’s death on Tuesday after broadcasting Koranic prayers.

After ruling the Gulf Arab state since 2006, Sheikh Sabah is expected to be succeeded by his half brother, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah.