Kuwait to elect new parliament on February 2
Kuwait's ruler Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has set early parliamentary elections in the oil-rich Gulf country for February 2, independent Kuwaiti broadcaster Alrai reported Sunday.
Al Sabah dissolved parliament last week and ordered a caretaker government to prepare for an election within two months, dpa reported.
Opposition lawmakers and hundreds of Kuwaitis broke into the parliament building last month, in protest at allegations that legislators had been paid bribes by government ministers to back their policies.
The break-in forced Prime Minister Nasser al-Mohammd al-Sabah to resign earlier this month.
Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry warned against unlicensed demonstrations after Kuwaiti activists said they would hold a rally on Monday in solidarity with stateless residents demanding to be recognized as Kuwaiti nationals.
"The ministry will not tolerate any illegal gathering," the authorities said in a statement on Sunday.