October 16, 2019 / 7:36 AM / a month ago

Kuwait ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah has returned to Kuwait: KUNA

FILE PHOTO: Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah is seen during the Arab summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait’s 90-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah returned home on Wednesday after hospital treatment in the United States, state news agency KUNA said.

Sheikh Sabah has ruled the U.S. ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years.

The emir’s office said in August that Sheikh Sabah had suffered a health setback while in Kuwait, without providing details. He then traveled to the United States for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump which was canceled when he was admitted to hospital.

Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy, writing by Nafisa Eltahir

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