Kuwait accepts cabinet resignation

Move expected to resolve standoff with country's parliament.

    Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has the final say in Kuwaiti politics

    The news agency did not say who the new prime minister would be, but the speaker had said that the emir had reappointed Sheikh Nasser, his nephew, as prime minister.

    The new cabinet will be the fourth in the Opec member since March 2007 after previous line-ups stepped down.

    The ruler dissolved parliament in March in a bid to end a similar standoff.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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