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Kuwaiti Interior Minister Steps Down


Kuwait's Interior Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Khalid Al-Sabah (file photo)

Kuwait's Interior Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Khalid Al-Sabah (file photo)

The Emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignation of the country's interior minister, who quit last month over allegations of torture.

Kuwait's state-run news agency says the resignation of Sheikh Jaber al-Khaled al-Sabah was accepted Sunday. He had offered to step down last month after lawmakers asked to question him over the death of a Kuwaiti man arrested for illegal liquor sales. The man was allegedly tortured while in police custody.

The state news agency says Sheikh Ahmed al-Hamoud, a member of the ruling family, has been appointed as Kuwait's new interior minister.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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