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Kuwait parliament stormed by protesters

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A growing political crisis in Kuwait yesterday erupted into the storming of parliament by anti-government protesters.

Their aim was to call for the country’s prime minister to step down over corruption charges.

Opposition parliament members want to question Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah over claims that government officials illegally transferred money to accounts outside the Gulf country.

To date Kuwait has escaped Arab Spring protests which have toppled other leaders in the region thanks to a generous welfare system.

Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser, a member of Kuwait’s ruling family has so far avoided being called to account due to the support of pro-government lawmakers voting down demands for a debate.