Fight breaks out in Kuwait parliament

A fight broke out among Sunni and Shiite politicians during a Kuwait parliamentary debate about citizens being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Kuwait’s parliament speaker suspended sessions today in a dispute centred on one member’s description of the detainees as terrorists – a characterisation others took exception to.

Kuwait’s prime minister indirectly referred to the scuffle in a statement that “expressed sorrow at the incident” in the National Assembly.

The prime minister, Sheik Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah, called on politicians to set aside their differences and focus on national unity.

Kuwait’s parliament is among the most politically active in the Arab world, with members often challenging the ruling Al Sabah family.


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