Kuwaiti youths urge PM ouster, reforms

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Hundreds of Kuwaiti youths have rallied for the ouster of the oil-rich Gulf state’s prime minister and for democratic reforms to resolve an ongoing political crisis. Protesting for the fourth straight week late Friday, the youths also called for the removal of deputy premier Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah who local media reported has submitted his resignation. Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Sheikh Ahmad, both senior members of the ruling family, have allegedly been engaged in a power struggle that became public in a session of parliament on May 31. During the session, MPs said to be close to the prime minister voted against a request by Sheikh Ahmad to refer a grilling against him to a parliamentary panel to investigate whether it breached the constitution.