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 Al-Sabah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sheikh Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah ruled from 1921 until his death in 1950, and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al Sabah from 1950 to 1965.
The Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was then nominated for the position of Emir of Kuwait by invoking the Kuwaiti constitutional Article 3.
Sheikh Nasser's old job (Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs) was given to Sheikh Sabah's (The Emir) son, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. /wiki/Al-Sabah   (734 words)

 Kuwait President (Amir) HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah was then appointed Chairman of the Department of Social Affairs and Chairman of the Department of Press and Publications in 1957, and after Kuwait`s declaration of independence on June 19, 1961, he was appointed director of both the Department Press and Publications and the Department of Social Affairs and Labor.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah was also appointed head of the Kuwaiti delegations to the United Nations and the Arab League, and became Minister of Foreign Affairs and head of the permanent committee of Gulf aid in February, 1963.
His Highness Sheikh Sabah had taken up official duties when he was appointed on July 19, 1954, by the late Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, as member of the Higher Executive Committee assigned with regulating operations in governmental departments and placing plans for their activities. /sidepages/state_amir.asp   (713 words)

Sheikh Sabah, 76, was welcomed with a loud applause as he entered the chamber and the applause was repeated several times as he took the oath, read his speech and then as he left the house.
KUWAIT: HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was yesterday sworn-in as the 15th Amir of Kuwait after MPs unanimously confirmed his nomination to the top post in a historical session unprecedented in the country.
Following the vote, the Council of Ministers held an emergency meeting during which they officially named Sheikh Sabah as the new Amir in accordance with the constitution and law. /Navariednews.asp?dismode=article&artid=1660313658   (859 words)

 Questioning the New Imperial World Order
Sabah al-Mukhtar is the former president of George Galloway's charitable Mariam Appeal fund and an Iraqi-born lawyer.
Sabah al-Mukhtar is the president of the Arab Lawyers Association, a commercial law organisation designed to facilitate trade between Arab countries and the rest of the world and whose practice frequently acts for governments - including, on occasion, that of Kuwait and Iraq.
Sabah al-Mukhtar is a partner and founder of the Arab Lawyers Network, London. /bios/Mukhtar.htm   (2917 words)

 About Us
Sabah Ibn Jaber was established as the Shaikh of Kuwait, which became a stopping place for caravans travelling between Aleppo and the east of the Arabian Peninsula.
Al Sabah began leading Kuwait forward so that it gained a respected status among the Shaikhdoms of the Arabian Peninsula at that time.
When Shaikh Abdullah Al Salem died in 1965, he was succeeded by his brother Shaikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, who spared no effort on behalf of Kuwait which continued on its course of prosperity and progress in various fields. /arabi/common/kwait/EKUWAIT3.htm   (843 words)

 BBC NEWS Middle East Profile: Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah
The fourth son of Emir Ahmed I, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah was born in 1929.
Sheikh Sabah was educated at the Mubarakiya School in Kuwait City before he joined the royal court of his father, who ruled between 1921 and 1950.
Though Sheikh Sabah is in his mid-seventies and had a pace-maker fitted in 1999, he is said to be in good health. /2/hi/middle_east/4645048.stm   (464 words)

 Middle East Online
KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has denied reports that key political changes are afoot in the oil-rich emirate, according to remarks published on Wednesday.
In recent months, leading members of the al-Sabah ruling family have admitted an internal crisis which they said was the root cause of the Gulf Arab state's political impasse.
The 77-year-old emir has delegated most of his public duties to his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah, who took over the premiership in July 2003. /english?id=14315   (395 words)

 Ain-Al-Yaqeen - April 4, 2003 - Article 2
The message was delivered to Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz by the Head of Kuwait's National Security Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah during an audience the Crown Prince.
Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard, also received a message from Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.
Following the meeting, Dr. Homoud Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Badr, Secretary General of the Shoura Council, said Prince Saud Al Faisal was keen to brief the Council on the position of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the current war in Iraq in recognition of the Council's status at the internal and external arenas. /issues/20030404/feat2en.htm   (3653 words)
This is a different arrangement from the one worked out in 1999, in which Shaykh Sabah was given only a verbal mandate, an arrangement that paved the way for incessant petty internal feuds as the arch-rivals accused each other of violating the terms of the bargain.
The main rift is between the two senior branches of the ruling family, one is headed by the Emir and his brother Shaykh Sabah, the other by their cousin, crown prince Sa’ad.
Sabah’s resignation encouraged other ministers present to announce their intention to quit. /ARCHIVES/oaw01/kuw-burst.htm   (1204 words)

 "Challenges Facing the Kuwaiti Leadership" (November 2001)
With the death of Sheikh Abdullah al-Salim al-Sabah in 1964, and until 1977, Sheikh Sabah al-Salim, Sheikh Abdullah's brother, was the Emir.
Tensions have tended to rise when parliament wants to question cabinet ministers (specifically those who are members of the Sabah family: foreign affairs, defense, interior, finance, and currently, oil), often leading to political crises, followed by cabinet resignations or the dissolution of parliament, as was the case in 1976, 1986 and 1999.
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad, the brother of the Emir, Sheikh Jabir, and foreign minister since 1963, has been a more visible representative of the Jabir side of the family. /articles/0111_me2.htm   (2035 words)

 Ain-Al-Yaqeen - April 30, 2004 - Article 2
Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah þAl- Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah conveyed to Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn abdul Aziz the greeting of Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah the Emir of Kuwait and Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah.
Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah þAl- Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah conveyed to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques the greeting of Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah the Emir of Kuwait and Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah.
The Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah voiced support to Saudi Arabia in its þfight against terrorism, stressing that "potentials of the state of Kuwait and those of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are under the disposal of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia".þ þþ /issues/20040430/feat2en.htm   (3090 words)

 Kuwait transfers power to PM -
Yesterday, and in an unprecedented move, a newspaper urged the new Emir, Sheik Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah, to abdicate and assign his responsibilities to a member of the ruling family due to his poor health.
Kuwait’s ruling family agreed on Friday to appoint Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah as the Emir to replace the current ruler whose first days of power were marred by his deteriorating health, the AFP reported Friday.
The oil-rich kingdom has been embroiled in political controversy since Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah was reported incapable of taking the oath due to his deteriorating health condition. /cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=10511   (606 words)

 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He succeeded his cousin, Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah in December 1977, and had been Prime Minister of Kuwait for a decade before.
As emir, he led a country that was once described as "too rich for its own good".
Sheikh Jaber was appointed Prime Minister of Kuwait in 1965 and subsequently named Crown Prince in 1966. /wiki/Jabir_al-Ahmad_al-Jabir_al-Sabah   (524 words)

 Kuwait's Political System: Part 1, The Al Sabah Family, The Estimate, June 4, 1999
Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmad Al Sabah succeeded to the throne of Kuwait on December 31, 1977, on the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Salim Al Sabah.
the first of the Al Sabah was chosen as leader when a group of tribes settled on the bay of Kuwait in the early 18th century; the other tribes became the other great merchant families an tribal groups who dominated Kuwait thereafter.
When Sheikh ‘Abdullah al-Salim Al Sabah died in 1964, the Amirship did not revert to the Jabir branch of the family, as had been traditional, but went to Sheikh Sabah al-Salim, Sheikh ‘Abdullah’s brother (ruled 1965-1977). /public/060499.html   (2482 words)

 CorpWatch : Iraq: Al Sabah Editor Quits, Citing U.S. Meddling
Zair had sought to break Al Sabah away from the Iraqi Media Network, which is run by Harris Corp., a Florida-based company that won a $96-million Pentagon contract in January to develop the country's media.
In an editorial on the front page of the Al Sabah newspaper, editor in chief Ismail Zair said he and his staff were "celebrating the end of a nightmare we have suffered from for months.
Al Sabah was set up by U.S. officials soon after the ouster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein last year. /article.php?id=10790   (334 words)

 Al-Sabah newspaper
Abdul Fattah al- Idrisi the deputy director general of free prisoners society clarified that the society undertook activity after the collapse of the ex-regime.
It established a number of fact-finding committees concerning the free prisoners; it is enabled to get more archives from the population.The society is capable on coordinating with the ministries and offering the special information help rehiring the politically discharged.
Around 14,000 politically discharged from different ministries were rehired. /20040721/english.htm   (256 words)

 GW Press Release
Additionally, Sheikh Sabah played a central role in the passage of a law in June 2005 that granted Kuwaiti women the right to vote and hold office, a major triumph in broadening the political landscape in Kuwait.
Sheikh Sabah began his government career in 1954 and was a member of the founding commission that drafted the constitution of the State of Kuwait.
In July 2003, Sheikh Sabah was appointed prime minister of the State of Kuwait. /~newsctr/pressrelease.cfm?event_id=5220   (397 words) - Crown prince assumes throne on death of Kuwaiti emir
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Sheik Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah, the emir of Kuwait and one of the United States' closest Mideast allies, was buried in an unmarked grave Sunday in a ceremony attended by thousands of weeping citizens who mourned the death of an admired ruler.
The crown prince, Sheik Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah — in his mid-70s and ailing himself — assumed the throne.
Members of the ruling family, including Prime Minister Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, stood for hours at the Sulaibikat public cemetery to accept condolences from dignitaries and ordinary Kuwaitis. /news/world/2006-01-15-kuwait-sheik_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA   (1155 words)

 Emir Ousted, Kuwaiti PM Named Ruler - CBS News
The deposed emir is the son of Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah, who is known as the "father of democracy" and the founder of modern Kuwait.
Key among them was Sheik Salem Al Ali Al Sabah, chief of the national guard and the oldest member of the family.
Both Sheik Saad and Sheik Sabah are in their mid-70s, their exact ages are not known, but Sheik Sabah is the more fit of the two. /track/rss/stories/2006/01/24/world/main1233129.shtml?CMP=OTC-RSSFeed&source=RSS&attr=World_1233129   (916 words)

 ABC 7 News - New Kuwait Leader Brings Economic Visions
Sheik Sabah was expected to face pressure to lift that ban, especially from the self-proclaimed Al-Ummah organization, which is not sanction by the government but calls itself a party.
The Al Sabah family had been engaged in an increasingly public and embarrassing power struggle since long-serving emir Sheik Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah died Jan. 15.
Mansour al-Khozam, a senior member of the group, was already speaking out on Wednesday for a new system whereby the person who eventually replaces Sheik Sabah as prime minister be from outside the ruling family. /news/stories/0106/297236.html   (1034 words)

Sheikh Saad's return coincides with a flare-up of a crisis within the Al-Sabah ruling family that prompted HH the Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, to step in publicly on October 10 to defuse the tension.
The health problems of members of Kuwait's ruling family have fuelled speculation of a shake-up in the state, with many speaking of the possibility of appointing Sheikh Sabah as crown prince.
He was also prime minister from February 1978 until July 2003, when he was replaced by Sheikh Sabah after his health worsened. /Navariednews.asp?dismode=article&artid=1623794691   (403 words)

 Kingdoms and Monarchs of the World
Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Salim Al Sabah /ipka/A0775675.html   (193 words)

 The Daily Star - Politics - Kuwait poised to speed liberal reforms
Since Sheikh Sabah was appointed premier in July 2003, Kuwait has carried out a number of economic reforms including a Foreign Direct Investment law, allowing private airlines and privatizing gas stations.
If Sheikh Sabah does not remain as premier, his half-brother and first deputy premier and interior minister, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, is the most likely candidate, diplomats said.
It was not immediately known if Sheikh Sabah, 75, would continue as premier, or if another member of the royal family would take over that job. /article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=8737   (736 words)

He feels Sheikh Sabah has closed the door in the face of people, both within and outside Kuwait, who were keen to interfere in the affairs of the Ruling Family.” Usually statements of politicians will fade away with time.
Sheikh Sabah’s statement has given comfort to members of the Ruling Family, especially as it has settled the specific part on ruling icons besides confirming the fact that in its 400-year long history the Al-Sabah family has never had an ex-Amir of ex-Crown Prince.
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s Ruling Family appreciates the efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah for ending needless talk in the country and the region, sources close to the Ruling Family quoted head of National Guards Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah as saying. /arabtimes/kuwait/view.asp?msgID=5821   (379 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Kuwait's Heritage House
The gleam, in the beginning, was in the eye of Shaykh Nasser al-Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, a Kuwaiti infatuated with the beauty of Islamic art since his school days in Jerusalem.
Seven years ago, the Nasser Al Sabah collection was unveiled as an outstanding, nearly comprehensive collection of Islamic art, and placed on permanent display at the Kuwait National Museum's Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah - the Islamic Antiquities Collection.
In bringing priceless aspects of Arab and Muslim culture back to the Muslim world, the Al Sabahs - members of Kuwait's ruling family - are conscious of the tradition of princely families of the past, under whose patronage great works of art were created or collected. /issue/199006/   (3103 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Arab world condemns London blasts
Shaikh Sabah expressed Kuwait's "strong condemnation" of the blasts that left a number of "innocent casualties," said the state news agency KUNA.
Kuwait denounced the attacks in a letter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair from Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who is currently in the United States.
He said Abu Dhabi also "supports any measures (the British government) may take to deal with" the attacks, which were claimed by a previously unknown group linked to the al-Qaida network, the state news agency WAM reported. /NR/exeres/2F2BE378-F9B6-4F0E-A7B9-9BC0DF5D89AD.htm   (927 words)

In Jan. 2006, the emir, Sheikh Jabir Al Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah, died.
His cousin, Crown Prince Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah Al Salim al-Sabah, briefly became the nation's ruler, but was forced to abdicate because of extremely ill health.
The emir and crown prince (who served as prime minister) are elderly and ailing; in July 2003, the country's de facto leader, foreign minister Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, replaced the crown prince as prime minister. /ipka/A0107694.html   (923 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Kuwait appoints first woman minister
State-owned television quoted Kuwaiti Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah as saying on Sunday that political science teacher Massuma al-Mubarak, a women's rights activist and columnist, was given the planning and administrative development portfolio.
The Kuwaiti government has appointed its first female cabinet minister a month after legislators granted women the right to vote and run for office. /NR/exeres/08F47AB3-2532-46DF-8B2B-B820EED35495.htm   (294 words)

KUWAIT - Profile - 1st Deputy Premier & FM Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.
Sheik Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah - Sheik Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah Age: 79 emir of Kuwait who led the country during Iraq's occupation...
Conservation and the Orang Sungai of the lower Sugut, Sabah: preliminary notes (1, 2). /ce6/world/A0842839.html   (258 words)

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