KUWAIT CITY — The office of Kuwait's ruling emir says the oil-rich nation's leader has undergone surgery following routine medical tests in the United States.
FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, from left, Kuwait's Emir Sheik Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa walk to attend the final day of Gulf Cooperation Council GCC summit in Sekhir, Bahrain. The office of Kuwaitâ€™s ruling emir says the oil-rich nationâ€™s leader has undergone surgery following routine medical tests in the United States. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
The office, known as the Emiri Diwan, said Sunday that Sheik Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah had a "successful minor surgery." It did not give further details or say where he is being treated.
Sabah is 84 years old and has ruled the OPEC member nation since January 2006.
His office says Sabah is expected to be discharged from the hospital following a period of convalescence.
Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!
Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to email@example.com and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.