Kuwait PM Submits Cabinet Resignation Following Election

Men cast their votes for the National Assembly elections at Salem Al Nawaf school in Al Riqqa district, Kuwait, Thursday, April 4, 2024. (AP)
Men cast their votes for the National Assembly elections at Salem Al Nawaf school in Al Riqqa district, Kuwait, Thursday, April 4, 2024. (AP)
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Kuwait PM Submits Cabinet Resignation Following Election

Men cast their votes for the National Assembly elections at Salem Al Nawaf school in Al Riqqa district, Kuwait, Thursday, April 4, 2024. (AP)
Men cast their votes for the National Assembly elections at Salem Al Nawaf school in Al Riqqa district, Kuwait, Thursday, April 4, 2024. (AP)

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Sabah al-Salem Al-Sabah submitted his cabinet's resignation as expected to the Kuwaiti emir on Saturday, the state news agency reported.

The move comes after a new parliament was elected on Thursday and is a procedural one as the current government has to submit its resignation before the legislature's inauguration.

Kuwait's new Emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad Al-Sabah will now either reappoint the same prime minister or a new one who will be tasked with forming a new cabinet.

Feuding between appointed governments and the elected parliament has often led to political paralysis in Kuwait. Thursday's election was the fourth since December 2020.



Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters
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Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters

The three gunmen who shot and killed six people in Oman this week were all Omani nationals, police said on Thursday.

The shooting took place in the Wadi al-Kabir neighborhood of Oman's capital Muscat.

The Royal Oman Police said in a statement the three gunmen were brothers and "were killed due to their insistence on resisting security personnel.”

The statement said that police investigations had indicated the three gunmen were "influenced by misguided ideas.”

The six people killed by the gunmen included a police officer responding to the attack.