Instead of naming a successor from the Salem branch as per convention, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed named his half-brother Sheikh as crown prince and his nephew Sheikh as prime minister.
Kuwait's traditional is called Iranian.
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From 2006 to 2009, Kuwait had the highest ranking in the Arab world.
As a result of the decline of European demand for goods from India and Africa, Kuwait's economy suffered.
Failaka also contained temples dedicated to the worship of , the Mesopotamian sun god in the Babylonian pantheon.