Kuwait forms cabinet 

Kuwait appointed a new cabinet on Wednesday, naming Hussein Ismail as oil minister to replace Mohammed Al-Fares and reappointing finance minister Abdul Wahab al-Rasheed.

Sheikh Abdullah Ali al-Salem al-Sabah, has been appointed as the new defence minister.

The outgoing government had resigned following parliamentary elections last month in the Gulf OPEC oil producer.

Kuwait’s Parliament is expected to convene on October 11.

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