The Kuwaiti official channel began to stop broadcasting its programs and broadcast the reading of the Holy Qur’an, in conjunction with news reported on social networking sites about the death of the Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Christine Diwan, a resident researcher at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, who specializes in the study of Kuwait, said that Sheikh Sabah represents the older generation of Gulf leaders who have adopted moderation and pursued good relations with their counterparts the kings.

She added, “There is no doubt that he suffered from a lack of respect and appreciation from the younger princes in the region who were in control, and they are more reckless.”

The Kuwaiti government had commented on the rumors made by its official spokesman, Tariq Al-Muslim, by asking it to take information from official sources and not to heed what is being raised on social media, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas.

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