Kuwait opposition calls for all-night protest

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:54

Kuwait City: Opposition groups in Kuwait are calling for an all-night rally as the Gulf nation`s leaders try to quell a growing political crisis.

Social media sites are urging demonstrators to occupy a square in Kuwait City on Monday and remain there until Tuesday, when a key Parliament debate is to start.

The house is to discuss efforts by opposition lawmakers to bring the prime minister for questioning over allegations of high-level corruption.
The Al Watan newspaper says Kuwait`s emir plans an emergency Cabinet meeting on Monday to try to keep the government from breaking apart over the alleged scandals.

Protesters stormed Parliament earlier in November to decry claims that officials transferred state funds to bank accounts abroad.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:54
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