Kuwait’s ruler reappoints PM

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah speaks during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Kuwait's ruling emir ordered his Cabinet be dissolved Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, heading off a potentially embarrassing no-confidence vote by parliament against one of his ministers as political turmoil continues in the stalwart U.S. ally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The major oil producer has the oldest legislature among the Gulf Arab states and experiences frequent cabinet resignations amid tensions between the government and lawmakers.

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah had tendered his resignation on Monday.