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Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims

Critics of Sheikh Nasser have argued the prime minister failed to manage the wealthy Gulf state

Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
Kuwaiti parliament speaker Jassem Al Khorafi speaks to the press at the national assembly after the government resigned (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
Kuwait's prime minister and his government resigned on Monday, bowing to escalating demands by protesters and opposition deputies that he step down over corruption allegations (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
Kuwaiti opposition MP Falah Al Sawagh. Kuwait's government resigned following a bitter dispute with opposition MPs. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
Opposition MPs, who have been at loggerheads with prime minister Sheikh Nasser welcomed the resignation (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
Kuwaiti opposition MP Khaled Al Tahus. Tensions rose sharply this month when opposition lawmakers and protesters stormed parliament to demand resignation of Sheikh Nasser (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
Opposition MPs warned that if Sheikh Nasser did not step up to the questioning stand on Nov. 29, they would escalate their campaign against him (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
Kuwait has been locked in a long-running political battle between the government dominated by the ruling Al Sabah family and the 50-member elected parliament (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait's PM, cabinet resign amid corruption claims
The parliament speaker told reporters after a meeting with the emir and members of the cabinet that he had not been informed of any decision to dissolve the assembly (AFP/Getty Images)