Body of late Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah laid to rest

The body of Kuwait's late Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, who died after treatment in U.S., arrives in Kuwait City, Kuwait September 30, 2020. (Kuwait news agency via Reuters)
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Updated 30 September 2020

Body of late Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah laid to rest

The body of passing Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Sabah was buried on Wednesday at the Sulaibikhat Cemetery, the largest and main cemetery in Kuwait.

Funeral prayers were performed at Bilal bin Rabah Mosque  before the body was carried by close family members for burial.
The body of Sheikh Sabah arrived today after it was transported from the US on a Kuwait Airways plane and was received by his brother, the new leader of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabeh , and several officials and security forces at Kuwait International Airport. 

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Sheikh Sabah died on Tuesday in the United States, where he had been receiving medical treatment since July after undergoing surgery in Kuwait.
Several roads were closed from 2 p.m. to make way for the funeral procession carrying the late Emir’s body to a mosque for prayers, state news agency KUNA reported. 
The body of the late Emir was then buried in a cemetery during a ceremony only open to relatives. The Emir’s grave will be open to the public for visits on Thursday.
Mosques across the country will hold evening prayers for the Sheikh.


Turkey condemns Iran scientist killing as ‘terrorism’

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Turkey condemns Iran scientist killing as ‘terrorism’

ISTANBUL: Turkey said Sunday that the killing of a key Iranian nuclear scientist was an act of “terrorism” that “upsets peace in the region.”
“We regret the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh following an armed attack. We condemn this heinous murder and offer our condolences to the Iranian government and the dead man’s relatives,” Ankara’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
“Turkey is against all initiatives aimed at disrupting peace in the region and against all forms of terrorism, no matter who their perpetrator or target are.”
Ankara also urged “all parties to act with common sense and restraint.”
Fakhrizadeh, 59, was killed on Friday in a car bomb and gun attack against his own vehicle, the Iranian defense ministry said.
It added that he had been head of the ministry’s research and innovation department.
Tehran has accused Israel and the US of being behind Fakhrizadeh’s killing.
Neighbouring Turkey and Iran are regional powers with a history of complex relations.
While they often line up on opposing sides, recent years have seen them build up cooperation in some areas like energy.