|19 November, 2019

Kuwait's emir appoints foreign minister as new PM

Kuwait's ruler named Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister

Kuwait's Foreign Minister, named PM, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah attends the Arab League's foreign ministers meeting, in Cairo, Egypt April 21, 2019.

Kuwait's Foreign Minister, named PM, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah attends the Arab League's foreign ministers meeting, in Cairo, Egypt April 21, 2019.

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KUWAIT- Kuwait's ruler named Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister on Tuesday, elevating him from his role as foreign minister, after a row between ruling family members and parliament in the Gulf state led the last government to resign.

State news agency KUNA said Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah asked Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid to form a new government. The announcement came after the caretaker prime minister on Monday declined to be reappointed as premier. 

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba in Cairo; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Alison Williams) ((ghaida.ghantous@thomsonreuters.com;))

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