Nouriya Al-Subaih

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Nouriya Al-Subaih is a former education minister of Kuwait. She refused to wear a headscarf during her tenure.[1] In January 2008, she survived a no confidence vote by Islamist MPs.[2]

After the 2009 general election, she was replaced as education minister by Moudhi Humoud.[3][4]


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  2. ^ Black, Ian (2008-05-17). "Shifting sands". London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Kuwait ministers". Worldwide guide to women in Leadership. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
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