Kuwait emir names Sheikh Meshal as new crown prince

Sheikh Nawaf names Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, who is deputy chief of the National Guard, as Kuwait’s crown prince.

DUBAI - Kuwait's new ruler Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday named Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah as crown prince of the US-allied OPEC member state, state news agency KUNA said, citing a statement from his office.

Sheikh Meshal is deputy chief of the National Guard and a brother of the late emir who died last Tuesday.

The Gulf Arab state's parliament, whose term ends on Thursday, must approve the emir's choice of crown prince.