The arrest of an alleged al-Qaida cell in the United Arab Emirates and of 94 citizens accused of "security offenses" illustrates the alarm sweeping the Persian Gulf monarchies as the wave of Arab pro-democracy uprisings reaches their door.
Opposition protesters in Kuwait City said they held a sleep-in at an alternative location after the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry blocked off Al-Erada Square.
The emir of Kuwait Wednesday dissolved the National Assembly and called for new elections.
Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi Sunday officially acknowledges the resignation of the Kuwaiti Cabinet.
The Kuwaiti Cabinet and parliament approved Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Tuesday as the country's new emir.
Kuwait's cabinet has begun proceedings to remove the ailing new emir, The New York Times reports.
Kuwait's Emir Sheik Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah will replace his ailing crown prince with Prime Minister Sabah al-Ahmad, reports said Wednesday.
Kuwait announced Saturday Prime Minister Sheik Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah will head the Kuwaiti delegation to the Arab summit in Tunisia.