Former Kuwaiti Oil Minister Sa'ud Nasir Al-Sabah Dies

Former Kuwaiti oil minister from 1998 to 2001 and senior member of the ruling family Shaikh Sa'ud al-Nasir al-Sabah has died after a lengthy battle with cancer, state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on 22 January. Shaikh Sa'ud died on 21 January at the age of 68 after returning to his native Kuwait earlier this month following a year in London, where he was receiving medical treatment for his illness.