Kuwait emir dissolves parliament: state media


Kuwait City (AFP)

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday issued a decree dissolving the Gulf state's parliament, the official KUNA news agency reported.

The move came less than 24 hours after parliament speaker Marzouk al-Ghanem called for snap elections in the face of mounting security and economic challenges.

Under Kuwait's constitution, early polls must be held within two months of the dissolution of the house.