Kuwaiti Emir appoints Jaber as PM

December 3, 2011

Kuwait’s outgoing defence minister Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah was appointed by Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah to replace Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad as the country’s next prime minister. Shaikh Nasser, under intense pressure from the opposition and growing street tactics that included storming the parliament and angrily protesting against the detention of 24 people in the assault, tendered his resignation on Monday following an emergency meeting of the cabinet chaired by the Emir. However, the new government will last less than two months, the time to oversee the parliamentary elections that will follow the dissolution of the parliament.

According to media sources in Kuwait City, the new government to be announced by the Emir ‘within hours or days,’ will submit its resignation, citing non-cooperation from the parliament, where at least 20 MPs have refused to attend committee meetings.




About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

Random Image

15 visitors online now
1 guests, 14 bots, 0 members
Max visitors today: 28 at 09:21 am UTC
This month: 45 at 08-06-2017 06:47 am UTC
This year: 48 at 05-21-2017 10:47 am UTC
All time: 137 at 07-08-2013 12:50 pm UTC
Better Tag Cloud