Area Total 17,818 sq km
Climate dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters
Natural Resources petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas
Imports China 13.5%, US 13.3%, UAE 9.5%, Saudi Arabia 5.8%, Germany 5.4%, Japan 5%, India 4.7%, Italy 4.5% (2017) – Imports – commodities field listing
food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing
Government constitutional monarchy (emirate)
Capital Kuwait City
Population 2,916,467 (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity Kuwaiti 30.4%, other Arab 27.4%, Asian 40.3%, African 1%, other .9% (includes European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2018 est.)
Language Arabic (official), English widely spoken
Exports South Korea 18.3%, China 17.4%, Japan 11.5%, India 11.2%, Singapore 6.3%, US 5.7% (2017) – oil and refined products, fertilizers

News about Kuwait

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  • Health, Interior link for poll safety – Registration starts
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: The ministries of Health and Interior are currently coordinating their efforts to lay down the precautionary and preventive measures to be implemented in the Election Affairs Administration as part of preparations for the latter to receive applications to contest the 2020 National Assembly elections, reports Al-Anba daily quoting […]

  • Overseas treatment – Kuwaiti patients suffering
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: After the Ministry of Health suspended the work of overseas treatment committees in all public and specialized hospitals a few days ago until further notice, some Kuwaiti patients suffering from critical illnesses are facing problems at home and abroad. Among those cases are those who received approvals for their overseas treatment … […]

  • Prisoner promoted and received salary from former workplace for 3 years
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: For three years, Ministry of Education continued to pay the salaries of an imprisoned Kuwaiti teacher without noticing it, and even promoted him from teacher (E) to teacher (D) based on assessment of his competence as if he was working at his job, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to a report on … The post Prisoner promoted and […]

  • Boycott of French goods is not the solution
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Boycott of French goods and commodities seems to be the most popular demand of many sects in the Kuwaiti society as an immediate response to the offenses against Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). However, this boycott, which many call for from time to time, has proven to be ineffective on various previous occasions, … The post Boycott of […]

  • Proposal to suspend fish auctions at Sharq Market
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    ‘Inability to control crowd’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: According to reliable sources, Kuwait Municipality will submit a proposal to the Health Precautions Committee to suspend fish auctions at the Sharq Market, reports Al-Qabas daily. They attributed the reason for such a proposal to the inability to control the crowd and regulate the number of people … […]

  • Huge turnout of Kuwaitis to receive ‘flu shots’ on day 1
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    Vaccination campaign to continue in 34 health centers KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: As the winter season approaches, citizens are eager to take vaccination against the seasonal flu — a process that has become vital and is recommended by the health officials, reports Al- Qabas daily. The daily toured ten preventive health centers in different regions, … The post […]

  • EPA to remove tires from site, hand over land to PAHW soon
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    ‘Security, environment threat’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: The Environment Public Authority (EPA) affirmed it would dispose off the tires located within South Saad Al-Abdullah City Housing Project site, and hand over the land to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) within one year, reports Al-Qabas daily. In its report on the integrated system for […]

  • ‘Stop acts of desecrating religion’
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser A-Mohammad Al-Sabah met, Sunday, with French Ambassador to Kuwait Anne-Claire Legendre, discussing with her a number of important topics. Kuwait’s Foreign Minister and Acting Defense Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah meets with the French Ambassador to the State of Kuwait […]

  • Cash ‘given’ for patients
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Director General of the Patients Helping Fund Society Jamal Al- Fawzan recently handed over a check for KD 188,000 to Farwaniya Hospital Director Dr Muhammad Al-Barrak, in the presence of Accounting Division Head at the hospital Khaled Al-Subaie and Head of the Follow Up Department in the society Abdul Sabour Jahlan, … The post Cash […]

  • 708 new infections; 661 recover from coronavirus
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Kuwait Ministry of Health reported 2 deaths and 708 cases due to COVID-19. The death toll climbed up to 746 and the infected cases to 121,635, health ministry data showed.According to ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, the number of people hospitalized with the virus stands at 8,118; 121 of whom in … The post 708 new […]

  • MOE refuses to renew residence of 200 Egyptian nationals stranded outside Kuwait
    by Arab Times on October 25, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: The Ministry of Education has refused to renew the residency of about 200 Egyptian teachers and administrators whose residency permits expired while they are outside the country, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources from the educational sector. Sources told the daily that the ministry received around 200 letters from the […]

  • KSE unhappy about terminations of Kuwaiti engineers and professionals
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Secretary General of Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) Eng. Fahd Al-Otaibi called on the Council of Ministers to urgently study the requirements of the labor market “to develop our educational system and study the programs in it” as well as to qualify citizens wishing to work in the private sector and … The post KSE unhappy about […]

  • Immediate arrest for those not abiding by health measures
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Within a few days, the field team responsible for enforcement of health instructions will begin enforcing immediate arrest of violators of the instructions, including those who do not wear masks or implement social distancing, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to a source, the ministerial resolution No. 83/2020 concerning commitment […]

  • MPs express anger over French President speech
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: MPs continue to express anger over the speech of French President Emmanuel Macron against Islam. MP Ahmed Al-Fadl pointed out that offending Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is not part of free speech according to the European court. He said condemning the terroristic crimes does not mean extending the attack to Islam and … The post MPs […]

  • Ministry of Interior accepts poll applications
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The Elections Department at the Ministry of Interior on Monday will start receiving applications to contest the 2020 parliamentary elections and this will continue until Nov 4 in accordance with Decree No. 150/2020. Elections Law No. 35/1962 stipulates the conditions for candidates in the parliamentary elections as follows: must be a […]

  • Talks on to ease entry for banned 34 countries
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24, (Agencies): During a meeting held last week among Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health, an agreement was reached to ease travel restrictions for the currently banned 34 countries, and gradually open the skies to those countries. This will be done by classifying … The […]

  • No to gatherings – Eye on weddings
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The Directorate- General of Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry (MoI) stated that it is part of the efforts of all MoI sectors to prevent gatherings of all kinds, private and public, and to confront them in implementation of the decisions issued by the health authorities and … The post No to […]

  • Face-scan to replace ‘biometrics’
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: While the decision to stop recording attendance through the fingerprint system is still in effect in the government agencies until further notice since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the discussion on the alternatives presented in this context is in its final stages, reports Al-Rai daily. According to reliable sources, several […]

  • Call to respect beliefs, faiths
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The Kuwaiti Caricature Society (KCS) has expressed its complete rejection and in strongest terms and condemned the cartoons which offend Prophet Muhammad, the Messenger of God (PBUH), reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the cartoons published by the caricaturist in France offend the symbol of Islam, saying such works only help … […]

  • Indian ambassador holds talks with Kuwait’s education, health ministers
    by Arab Times on October 24, 2020

    Means of boosting bilateral ties discussed KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The Ambassador of India to the State of Kuwait His Excellency Sibi George met Saturday, Kuwait’s Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education, His Excellency Dr Saud Al-Harbi, says a press release issued by the embassy. Ambassador Sibi George with Minister of Education Dr … The […]

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