Kuwaiti foreign minister quits say reports
Kuwait, October 18, 2011
Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Salem Al-Sabah has submitted his resignation, without giving a reason for the move, local newspapers reported on Tuesday.
The country is locked in a long-running battle between the government, dominated by the ruling Al-Sabah family, and parliament, which regularly challenges authority.
Al-Watan and Al-Anbaa daily newspapers noted that Sheikh Mohammad failed to attend the weekly cabinet meeting on Monday, a day after he missed an Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo to discuss the situation in Syria.
Al-Qabas newspaper said it tried to contact Sheikh Mohammad to clarify the reasons for the resignation, but he did not respond.
It was not immediately clear if the resignation had been accepted and no Foreign Ministry officials were available to comment on the report. - Reuters