Bahrain’s king approves new Cabinet

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attend a farewell ceremony, on the last day of Pope's apostolic journey to Bahrain, November 6, 2022. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Monday approved the formation of a new Cabinet after reappointing Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to lead it.

The king accepted the Cabinet’s resignation earlier on Monday after general elections were held on Nov. 12.

He later reappointed Prince Salman as prime minister and asked him to form a new Cabinet, state news agency (BNA) reported.

The newly appointed Cabinet kept Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Dainah as minister of oil and environment, Abdullatif Al Zayani as foreign minister, and Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalif as finance minister.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah in Cairo; Editing by Gareth Jones and Matthew Lewis)

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