KUWAIT CITY:(aa) Kuwait's emir on Tuesday named Foreign Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah to form a new government, the official KUNA news agency reported.
The move came one day after caretaker Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as a premier.
On Monday, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah asked al-Mubarak to form a new government, but he rejected the offer due to "allegations and claims" against him.
Last year, the Kuwaiti government resigned week after a non-confidence vote against the interior minister for alleged corruption.
Kuwait has a history of governments’ resignations over feuds with the parliament.