Kuwait cabinet walks out of parliament in crisis
Kuwait's parliament speaker adjourned a session of parliament on Tuesday after a walkout by the government designed to prevent lawmakers from questioning the prime minister, a member of the ruling family, reported Reuters.
Without the government in attendance, parliament cannot decide whether to go ahead with plans to question Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah over the visit of an Iranian Shi'ite Muslim cleric accused of insulting Sunni Muslims.
Speaker Jassim al-Kharafi said parliament would not meet on Wednesday as scheduled because the government would not attend.
Deputies had been working until late on Monday to come up with a way to avert the move against the prime minister.
The impasse threatens to further delay key economic reforms such as such as a plan to set up a financial regulator or recent measures to tackle the impact of the global financial crisis.