Kuwaiti Government Resigns
The Kuwaiti government resigned Sunday in a long-running battle with parliament, parliamentary speaker Jassem al-Khorafi was quoted by AFP as saying.
"The government has resigned and I have been personally informed of it," Khorafi told reporters in parliament.
"Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah will submit the resignation to the emir," he said.
Khorafi stressed there was no link between the resignation and the submission of a request on Saturday by an opposition MP to quiz the justice minister over alleged cover-ups by the emirate's judiciary and public prosecutors.
Hussein Al Qallaf sent the parliament a 113-page request accusing minister of justice and Islamic affairs, Saad al-Hashel, of four counts of negligence and failure to carry out his duties, according to Kuwait's News Agency (KUNA).
The speaker added that he did not think that parliament would be dissolved, but gave no specific reason why the government resigned -- Albawaba.com
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