KUWAIT May 26 The resignation of Kuwait's oil
minister Hani Hussein has been accepted, local media reported,
after he came under pressure from lawmakers wanting to question
him over a $2.2 billion compensation payment to Dow Chemical Co
Earlier this month the parliament speaker said some members
of the cabinet had offered to resign, without giving details.
Hussein's resignation was accepted on Sunday, al-Rai and
al-Watan newspapers reported on their websites, citing sources.
Under Kuwait's constitution the ruling emir needs to approve
any resignations. Officials at the oil ministry were not
immediately available to comment on the reports.
Ministerial changes do not generally affect oil policy in
the OPEC member state because it is set by a supreme petroleum