Kuwait emir dissolves parliament over fuel price dispute

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued a decree dissolving the Gulf state's parliamentKuwait’s emir dissolved parliament Sunday following tensions between lawmakers and the government over a petrol price hike, setting the stage for early elections within two months. The surprise move came after lawmakers in the oil-rich emirate strongly opposed the government’s unilateral hike of petrol prices — one of a host of austerity measures following a sharp drop in crude revenues.

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