Kuwait gets new finance minister

The head of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has been appointed finance minister, replacing the former minister who quit for health reasons.

    Prime Minister Al Sabah said al-Nuri quit on health grounds

    Badir al-Humaidhi on Monday took the oath of office in front of the ruler Amir Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah, according to the state-run Kuwait News Agency.

     

    Prime Minister Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah told the Kuna agency that the former minister, Mahmud al-Nuri, had submitted his resignation about a year ago but it was not accepted.

     

    Al-Nuri resubmitted it recently and "his health reasons left us no choice but to accept his wish," Shaikh Al Sabah said, without elaborating.

     

    Director-general

     

    Al-Humaidhi has been director-general of the fund, the government's lending arm, since 1986.

     

    On Wednesday, Anas al-Rshaid, a mass communications teacher at Kuwait University, was appointed information minister.

     

    The US-educated teacher replaced Muhammad Abu al-Hassan, who resigned in January ahead of a questioning in parliament by hardline lawmakers.

    SOURCE: Unspecified


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.