Kuwait emir issues decree approving new cabinet


Kuwait's new Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah holds a paper as he takes the oath of office at the parliament, in Kuwait City, Kuwait September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah issued a decree on Tuesday approving a new cabinet, the state news agency said.

The current government had been acting in a caretaker capacity since resigning in January in a standoff with parliament.

(Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy in Kuwait and Alaa Swilam and Omar Fahmy in Cairo; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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