Kuwait ruler leaves US hospital after 'successful medical tests'

Sheikh Sabah has postponed meeting with US President planned for this week after being admitted to hospital.

CAIRO — Kuwait's 90-year-old ruler has left a hospital in the United States after successfully completing medical tests, state news agency KUNA reported on Friday.

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006, had postponed a meeting with US President Donald Trump planned for this week after being admitted to the hospital.

KUNA reported that Kuwaiti Emir's checkups "showed reassuring results."

On Aug. 18, tiny, oil-rich Kuwait acknowledged the emir suffered an unspecified medical "setback," without explaining what that setback was.

That came after visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter that he was "praying for emir's speedy recovery."

Sheikh Sabah has ruled Kuwait since January 2006. He's pushed for diplomacy to solve regional issues.