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Kuwait parliament discusses government funding

The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations.

Kuwait parliament discusses government funding
Kuwaiti parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim (L) speaks with Kuwaiti MP Abdullah al-Traiji during a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly on January 12, 2016 in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait parliament discusses government funding
Kuwaiti Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaidi (C) attends a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly on January 12, 2016 in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait parliament discusses government funding
Kuwaiti Oil Minister Anas al-Saleh (C) laughs during a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly on January 12, 2016 in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations.(AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait parliament discusses government funding
Kuwaiti Parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim looks at his screen during a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly on January 12, 2016 in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait parliament discusses government funding
Kuwaiti Minister of Justice and of Awqaf and Islamic affairs Yaqoub al-Sanea (L) speaks with Kuwaiti Shiite MP Saleh Ashour (R) during a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly on January 12, 2016 in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait parliament discusses government funding
Kuwaiti MPs attend a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly on January 12, 2016 in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait parliament discusses government funding
Kuwaiti MPs attend a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly on January 12, 2016 in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti parliament debates a government request for an additional $20 billion funding for defence and considers questioning Health Minister Ali al-Obaidi over allegations of financial and administrative violations. (AFP/Getty Images)