Kuwait

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

RSS News Sources: Independent | Arab Times | Guardian News

  • ‘60-year-olds’ pleased with new decision
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    Renewal of residence begins from Sunday KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: The decision to allow the renewal of work permits for expatriate workers who have reached the age of sixty years and above, who hold a high school certificate or less and its equivalent certificates, was met with great satisfaction by this category of expatriates. A … The post ‘60-year-olds’ […]

  • British Ambassador Lewis visits Shakespeare’s tomb in Kuwait
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: British Ambassador to Kuwait Belinda Lewis visited the tomb of the former British Commissioner in Kuwait, Captain William Shakespeare, in honor of his memory. The embassy said in a statement that Captain Shakespeare is considered the second British commissioner who was appointed in Kuwait, and he held his position from 1909 … The post […]

  • Call to check validity of e-passports; Some to expire soon
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: The Citizenship and Passports General Department at the Interior Ministry has advised citizens to check the validity of their passports; as the e-passport was issued about five years ago, so the passports of some will expire soon, reports Al-Anba daily. Citizens, who are 21 years old and above, can renew their … The post Call to check […]

  • Termination of consultants working in ministries
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: In a step towards reducing expenditures and controlling the appointment of workers, the ministers in the new government formation have responded to the request of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to end the use of the expertise of consultants in the ministries, agencies and bodies affiliated with them, after they had … The post […]

  • Spain removes Kuwait from “safe countries list”, face stricter restrictions
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: Travelers from Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay face stricter restrictions on entering Spain, as these countries have been removed from the “safe countries list”, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting the SchengenVisaInfo. com website. The decision was announced by the Spanish Ministry of Health, […]

  • Infection cases jump to 5,742 … Omicron best vaccine?
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (Agencies): Kuwait on Tuesday said 5,742 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s caseload to 508,372, according to health ministry data. Some 4,856 more people recovered from the virus to up the number of those to have overcome the disease to 459,655, according to … The post Infection […]

  • Kuwait jumps 5 spots in corruption index
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (Agencies): Kuwait has jumped five places to a rank of 73 out of 180 countries in a global index of perceived corruption, the country’s anti- corruption watchdog (Nazaha) said on Tuesday, citing a report by Transparency International. The annual report, which measures perceptions of corruption and graft, does not offer an … The post […]

  • Over 3,000 forced to quit market
    by Arab Times on January 25, 2022

    ‘Facelift cuts number of real-estate agents’ KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: Head of the Kuwait Union of Real Estate Brokers Abdulaziz Al-Dughaishem affirmed that the number of real estate brokers decreased from 3,700 to only about 700 in the past year, after they were approved by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Anti-Money Laundering … The post […]

  • MoSA bent on ‘battling’ social media e-beggary
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Charity Societies Department in the Ministry of Social Affairs has completed the controls and requirements for collecting donations during Ramadan, and submitted the documents to the Undersecretary of the department for approval, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily quoting reliable Charity Societies Department said a ‘tight plan’ […]

  • Priority for jobs in govt sector as per CSC decree
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The decree of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) regarding appointment to government jobs preserves the priority of appointment for citizens who hold various certificates and specializations, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the decree also stipulates that preference be given to appointing children of […]

  • ‘Dhamaan’ to start operations soon
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The consultant appointed by the Health Insurance Hospitals Company (Dhamaan), for attracting a global operating partner, received offers from 15 parties, and has settled on four unnamed global operators who met all the technical, administrative and financial conditions, and are eligible to enter the final competition, reports Al-Rai […]

  • Work permits granted for expats aged 60 and above on KD 250 fee
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    This decision covers only those on Article 18 who are residing in Kuwait – No work permit for newcomers above 60 yrs KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24, (Agencies): Minister of Justice and Minister of State for “Nazaha” Boosting Affairs Jamal Al-Jalawi announced on Monday the decision to allow issuance of work permits for expatriates aged 60 … The post Work […]

  • ‘Test imported food, cancer cases on rise’
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The parliamentary Environment Affairs Committee on Monday discussed the need to test all imported and local food products to ensure they are free from harmful substances. The meeting is in line with the directive of the National Assembly for the committee to investigate the rising pollution rate in the country. Representatives … The […]

  • Engineers and Municipality team up in accreditation of certificates
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Kuwait Municipality and the Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) have agreed to complete the electronic linking process to complete the accreditation transactions for engineers wishing to work in the private sector and the KSE will be the only institute to and accredit certificate of engineers, reports Al-Jarida daily. The president […]

  • Cabinet submits 22/23 budget proposal
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    Deficit forecast down 74.2% KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Kuwait Ministry of Finance Monday released the State of Kuwait’s draft budget bill for the coming fiscal year, which starts April 1, 2022 and ends on March 31, 2023. The budget forecasts KD 18.8 billion in revenue (+72.2% vs current year’s budget), plans KD 21.9 billion … The post Cabinet submits […]

  • Ministry to regulate registration, & distribution of medical devices
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    ‘Medicine prescription work to be streamlined’ KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Minister of Health, Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed, has issued 3 ministerial decisions to regulate registration, and distribution of medical devices, supplies and health products, and to streamline medicine prescription work in the public and private sectors, reports Al-Rai daily. Assistant […]

  • 5,176 test positive for COVID-19; 4,337 recover
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Kuwait on Monday said 5,176 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s caseload to 502,630, according to health ministry data. Some 4,337 more people recovered from the virus to up the number of those to have overcome the disease to 454,799, according to ministry … The post 5,176 test […]

  • Expats above 60 yrs old residence renewal fee set to KD 250 per year
    by Arab Times on January 24, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Public Authority for Manpower  Board of Directors held meeting under the chairmanship of Minister Jamal Al-Jalawi and agreed to renew work permits for expatriates above 60 years old for KD 250 dinars plus private health insurance, provided that the decision is reviewed after a year, reports Al Rai . This decision … The post […]

  • Ministry of Social Affairs tightens control over employment in ‘cooperatives’
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2022

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Cooperative Societies Control and Inspection Department affiliated to the Ministry of Social Affairs, represented has given permission to its inspectors to tighten control over recruitment procedures in general related to national workforce, especially within the cooperative societies to ensure their actual presence on the job, […]

  • Govt, Assembly friction lingers
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2022

    Session adjourned; meet again on Tuesday KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim adjourned the special session on Sunday due to the absence of the government, which led to lack of quorum. The government cited lack of coordination with the Assembly as the reason behind their absence. Al-Ghanim then invited the MPs and … The post […]

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