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

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  • Arrival quotas instead of shutting airport
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The decision by Directorate General of Civil Aviation to reduce the number of passengers to 1,000 per day arriving at Kuwait International Airport starts on Sunday 2th January till 6th February. The  Emirates  will carry 84 passengers, Turkey 63, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Muscat  42 passengers, Bahrain, Doha 35 passengers (Kuwaiti […]

  • Those coming to Kuwait in a state of confusion
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The new decision to reduce the number of passengers  to 1,000 coming to Kuwait from Sunday onwards has not only left travellers confused but also airlines and travel operators from this sudden decision. According to sources related to aviation, tourism and travel industry in Kuwait,  21,000 passengers are to be affected … The post […]

  • Some employees of PADA referred to Public Prosecution
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The official spokesperson of the Public Authority for Disabled Affairs (PADA) and the Director of the Legal Affairs Department Mubarak Al-Baddah says the authority has referred some employees to the Public Prosecution Office for investigation regarding unlawful disbursement of money, reports Aljarida daily. Clarifying that these sums […]

  • Residency permits cancelled on daily basis – 935 cancelled in last 10 days
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Residency permits are cancelled daily despite the availability of online services and the decision to allow the renewal of work and residency permits for foreign workers who are stranded abroad due to the corona pandemic, lockdown, airport closure and difficulty of returning to Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Public Authority for […]

  • List of companies approved to issue third-party car insurance
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Insurance Regulatory Unit, with the cooperation of the Traffic Operations Sector, issued an updated list of companies approved to issue an insurance policy for civil liability arising from third-party traffic accidents, reports Al-Anba daily. This came within the framework of the joint cooperation and coordination between the […]

  • Flights landing in Kuwait limited to 35 passengers per flight
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23, (Agencies): The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sent a letter to all airlines operating to and from the Kuwait International Airport (KIA) that according to the new guidelines issued by the Kuwait’s health authorities, all aircraft landing at the Kuwait International Airport must not carry more than 35 passengers. The […]

  • Companies warned against importing chemicals without obtaining license
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Environment Public Authority and the State Security Agency have worked together to put in place steps to electronically link both authorities on the issue of chemical shipments, reports Al-Qabas daily. The new automated system will allow the State Security Agency to automatically view all the details of chemical shipments and … […]

  • ‘Unify PCR test price’
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has instructed the airlines operating at Kuwait International Airport to unify the price for PCR tests that will be imposed on all arrivals to the country, according to the recent Cabinet decision on charging them to the airlines, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources … The post […]

  • Illegal logging in agricultural area
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Environment Public Authority (EPA) recently received a report on illegal logging in an agricultural area; so its representatives along with that of the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), Kuwait Municipality and Environmental Police visited the area which turned out to be a private agricultural […]

  • PAHW interviews candidates who vie for jobs in different specialties
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    Interviewees passed specialized exams KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: This week, the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) began interviewing candidates who passed the specialized exams for the positions they have applied for in 8 different specialties. The PAHW stated in a statement Minister Abdullah Ma’arafisupervised the conduct of the interviews and the […]

  • Kuwait declared ‘glanders-free’
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Kuwait has been declared totally free of a potentially fatal horse disease known as glanders, its agriculture and fisheries authority said on Saturday, citing a report by a global animal health body. The announcement by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) proves that local horses are not infected with glanders, … The post […]

  • 534 more infected; 439 recover from coronavirus
    by Arab Times on January 23, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Kuwait listed 534 new coronavirus infections and no virus-related deaths on Saturday taking the total cases up to 160,901 as deaths remain unchanged at 952 respectively, the health ministry said. The number of people hospitalised with the virus currently stands at 6,203, with 50 of them in intensive care units, according … The post […]

  • Imposing 1% tax on remittances
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: The Legislative Committee will take up a number of issues and discuss them on Monday from these the most prominent of which is the imposition of fees on remittance outside the country, regardless of the currency individuals or companies who do the transfers for a sum of 1% of the total … The post Imposing 1% tax on remittances […]

  • Recruitment of domestic workers hits a roadblock – Kuwait is no longer a preferred destination
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: “Crisis after crisis” – this perhaps is apt for describing the file of recruitment of domestic workers to Kuwait, after the government’s decision to allow the recruitment of new workers faltered and was met with new obstacles, reports Al-Qabas daily. Discussions are still ongoing between the foreign recruitment offices and the […]

  • MOE requests for dead whale to display in museum
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Ministry of Education has requested the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to hand over the whale that was found dead in the sea near Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable educational sources. They said the ministry wants to place the whale in the educational … The post […]

  • Residence Card instead of Civil ID card for Expats
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Based on several study the Ministry of Interior has developed a comprehensive plan for a project with an aim to cancel Civil IDs for expats and limiting it to only Kuwaiti citizens. The Residency affairs aims to issue a special magnetic card for the expats in Kuwait which will contain all … The post Residence Card instead of Civil ID […]

  • Frosty at dawn on Friday
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Weather Forecast Monitor at the Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi warned owners of farms and farmers in desert and agricultural areas of a wave of what he called the ‘frosty’ at dawn on Friday. Al-Qarawi told Al-Seyassah daily that the cold wave began Wednesday and climaxed Thursday and will continue until Friday, … […]

  • No changes on already set vaccination dates – MoH
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT, Jan 21: No changes on already set and sent dates to receive COVID-19 vaccinations; including the second shot, the health ministry said Thursday.The rescheduling only relates to future dates for those who are yet to be texted with set dates, noted a ministry statement.The announcement came on the backdrop of Pfizer-BioNTech reports of production … […]

  • Deadline for residence violators extended – free exit
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: The Ministry of Interior has extended the deadline for residence law violators again for the third month in a row (which ends at the end of February 2021) to amend their status or leave the country under its program ‘Leave in Safety’ taking into account the exceptional circumstances caused by the … The post Deadline for residence […]

  • ‘Contracts for domestic workers from India open’
    by Arab Times on January 21, 2021

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Domestic labor recruitment offices have started receiving requests for new contracts for domestic workers; while new contracts are limited to Indian workers from Kerala State in India, reports Al-Qabas daily. Confirming a report that the daily published on Jan 18 about the cost of hiring Indian workers, some recruitment agencies […]

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