Kuwait's ruler approves new government - KUNA

KUWAIT Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:25pm EST

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KUWAIT Dec 11 (Reuters) - Kuwait's ruler approved a new government on Tuesday, a step that had been anticipated after a parliamentary election in the major Gulf oil producer on Dec. 1 which brought newcomers to the assembly.

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah "approved the new government," state news agency KUNA said in an SMS alert without giving any details.