KUWAIT CITY

The body of Kuwait’s late emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, arrived in Kuwait on Wednesday from the United States.

The body was received by Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, the country’s new ruler, as well as senior statesmen and princes.

Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani participated in the funeral prayer.

The Amiri Diwan, or royal court, earlier announced that the burial of the late ruler will be limited to his family.

According to the Kuwaiti news agency, the late Emir’s body was buried in the country’s northeastern cemetery of Sulaibikhat.

Sheikh Sabah died at age 91 in the US, where he had been receiving medical treatment.

*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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