The Kuwaiti parliament’s last-minute postponing of a grilling of five ministers, including Oil Minister Hani Husain, over alleged irregularities, planned for 20 February, has put off the latest of a series of crises that have paralyzed the political system.

Previous grillings have triggered resignations and government collapse. This time the cabinet looks prepared to stand up to parliament and has threatened to submit a complaint to the Amir that it is refusing to collaborate with the executive branch of government. (CONTINUED - 1149 WORDS)