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Emir of Kuwait reappoints Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid as prime minister

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Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al Sabah reappointed Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister on Tuesday after he had submitted his government’s resignation in a procedural step following parliamentary polls in the Gulf Arab state.

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Sheikh Nawaf, who took over the reins of the OPEC member state in September after the death of his brother, has asked Sheikh Sabah to nominate members of a new cabinet for approval by the emir, said a decree carried on state media.

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