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  Kuwait | AME Info Country Guide
The Emirate of Kuwait is situated a the head of the Persian Gulf, and is bordered to the South by the Al Hasa desert region of Saudi Arabia, and Iraq which has a narrow exit to the port of Umm Qasr before the territory of Iran.
Most of the population lives in Kuwait City, the capital and administrative centre whose water towers are a famous international landmark.
The development of oil and gas infrastructure in Kuwait is extensive but has been sensitive to the environment.
www.ameinfo.com /kuwait   (452 words)

  
  Kuwait Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah
Kuwait's foreign policy is also concerned with the maintenance of its own independence, sovereignty and freedom of political decision.
Kuwait is also a member of the Arab League, where it realises its belief in a common Arab destiny by enhancing its relations with the Arab States.
Kuwait actively supports, and works for the advancement of the cardinal principles of the Arab League and all its associated organisations.
www.kuwait-info.com /sidepages/state_ministries_foreignaffairs.asp   (458 words)

  
  Kuwait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kuwait was established in the 16th century when several clans (bedouins) from the "Al Aniza" tribe migrated to the northern shore of the Persian Gulf from the Najd, their famine-stricken homeland in central Arabia.
Kuwait remains under the governance of the Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah (since 29 January 2006) as an independent state and is of strategic importance to the United States.
Kuwait formerly had a large Palestinian population, though most of them were forced out of the country after PLO leader Yassir Arafat's support of Iraq during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kuwait   (2431 words)

  
 Kuwait. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Kuwait is bounded by Saudi Arabia on the south and by Iraq on the north and west.
Kuwait’s traditional exports were pearls and hides, but since 1946 it has become a major petroleum producer and oil now dominates the economy.
Kuwait took part in the oil embargo against nations that had supported Israel during the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and during the war Kuwaiti troops stationed in Egypt along the Suez Canal fought against Israeli forces.
www.bartleby.com /65/ku/Kuwait.html   (1214 words)

  
 Embassy of the United States of America, Kuwait
U.S. Ambassador Richard LeBaron and INJAZ Kuwait’s Chairman of the Board Omar Alghanim co-hosted on May 16 a reception in honor of INJAZ Kuwait’s achievements at the Ambassador's residence in Bayan.
The American Embassy in Kuwait marked Earth Day by arranging for an American environmentalist to conduct a DVC with representatives from the Kuwaiti press and Kuwaitis in government and academia who are active environmentalists.
Kuwait is ripe with opportunities to expand an already booming economy.
kuwait.usembassy.gov   (5284 words)

  
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CWNews.org – Kuwait is an oasis in the desert.
And Kuwait was robbed of its economic wealth.
She said, "I believe that in Kuwait, because this is a Muslim country and Muslim nation -as Christians we are a sign for Jesus, we are the Light of the World".
www.cbn.com /CBNNews/CWN/051404kuwait.asp   (940 words)

  
 Kuwait Facilities
In 1987, cooperation between the United States and Kuwait increased due to the implementation of the maritime protection regime to ensure freedom of navigation through the Gulf for 11 Kuwaiti tankers that were reflagged with US markings.
Kuwait also is an important partner in the current US-led campaign against terrorism, providing assistance in the military, diplomatic, and financial arenas.
Kuwait is a small country and many of the challenges of distribution of goods and services found in other, larger countries do not exist in Kuwait.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/kuwait.htm   (1235 words)

  
 ICL - Kuwait - Constitution
Kuwait is an Arab State, independent and fully sovereign.
The System of Government in Kuwait shall be democratic, under which sovereignty resides in the people, the source of all powers.
The provisions relating to the Amiri System in Kuwait and the principles of liberty and equality, provided for in this Constitution, may not be proposed for revision except in relation to the title of the Amirate or to increase the guarantees of liberty and equality.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/ku00000_.html   (7403 words)

  
 Kuwait (11/06)
Kuwait’s 83.5% literacy rate, one of the Arab world's highest, is the result of extensive government support for the education system.
Kuwait and the United States worked on a daily basis to monitor and to enforce Iraq’s compliance with UN Security Council resolutions, and Kuwait also provided the main platform for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Kuwait also is an important partner in the ongoing U.S.-led campaign against international terrorism, providing assistance in the military, diplomatic, and intelligence arenas and also supporting efforts to block financing of terrorist groups.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35876.htm   (4779 words)

  
 Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Kuwait is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the South, Iraq to the north and west, and the Arabian Gulf coast to the east.
Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in August 1990 and occupied for seven months until its liberation in February 1991 by an international military coalition in 'Operation Desert Storm'.
Kuwait is one of the single largest investors in the UK in terms of liquidity, investment portfolios and property, both by Government institutions, private sector companies and private individuals.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029394365&a=KCountryProfile&aid=1020338123989   (1360 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Kuwait
Kuwait, a small constitutional monarchy that gained its independence from Britain in 1961, is endowed with 96 billion barrels of oil reserves—roughly 10 percent of the world's oil supply.
Kuwait's informal market score is 0.5 point worse this year; however, its fiscal burden of government score is 0.2 point better, and its capital flows and foreign investment score is 1 point better.
According to the World Bank, Kuwait's weighted average tariff rate in 2002 (the most recent year for which World Bank data are available) was 3.9 percent, up from the 3.6 percent average tariff for 2003 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Kuwait   (1121 words)

  
 Kuwait travel guide - Wikitravel
The British were in Kuwait for quite a while by then, and as early as the 1770's Abdullah I had a contract with the British to deliver mail for them up to Allepo in Syria.
Kuwait International Airport is well connected to almost all the important world airports.
Kuwait Transport Company operates a nationwide service which is both reliable and inexpensive and there is the city bus which is a private company and offers better buses.
wikitravel.org /en/Kuwait   (1787 words)

  
 :: ARAB TIMES :: KUWAIT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
KUWAIT (Agencies): Kuwait announced on Saturday it was prepared to deal with security threats and was coordinating with Saudi Arabia after the neighbouring kingdom said it had foiled an al Qaeda-linked plot.
KUWAIT CITY: The Court of Appeals Saturday upheld the verdict of the Criminal Court and sentenced five men — who have been convicted of smuggling 100 kilos of hashish into the country for trafficking — to life imprisonment.
KUWAIT (KUNA): Minister of Finance Bader Al-Humaidhi said the cabinet is considering the possibility of charging the finance ministry to the drafting of the state budget in its entirety, the current system being three bodies involved.
www.arabtimesonline.com /arabtimes   (503 words)

  
 KUWAIT Case
The ecological landscape of Kuwait and the Persian Gulf was irrevocably damaged due to the destruction unleashedsed by the burning oil wells, and it may be generations before this environment is restored to its pre-war balance.
Prior to Iraq's invasion in August 1990, Kuwait was one of the most prosperous nations in the world, due to its small population (roughly 1.7 million) and its inordinate oil reserves (Kuwait controlled ten percent of the world's oil reserves) which generated billions and billions of export revenues.
Kuwait has a labor force of roughly 570,00, almost 70% of which is comprised of non-Kuwaiti foreign nationals (who depend on their relatively generous salaries to remit back to their families in other Arab nations or in various South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand).
gurukul.ucc.american.edu /ted/KUWAIT.HTM   (3828 words)

  
 Kuwait Airways   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kuwait Airways invites all national and international consultants to participate in the bidding for the preparation of its future fleet plan.
Kuwait Airways Corporation has achieved a 61% reduction in its full year losses for the year, ending on 31st March 2007 and has accomplished figures of KD 9.2 Million compared to KD 23.8 million, 12 months ago.
Kuwait Airways Corporation has announced the introduction of two new, attractive destinations this summer- one is to the City of Casablanca in Morocco and the other is to Malaga in Spain More Details
www.kuwait-airways.com   (437 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Kuwait
Kuwait is a small, oil-rich country nestling at the top of the Gulf, flanked by large or powerful neighbours - Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north and Iran to the east.
Kuwait was the first Arab country in the Gulf to have an elected parliament.
Kuwait has some of the most outspoken newspapers in the Arab world, often aggressive in their coverage of politics and the government.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791053.stm   (829 words)

  
 Kuwait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first article stipulated that Kuwait's national flag should consist of a horizontal rectangle which is twice as long as it is wide.
This is divided into three equal horizontal stripes, the top one being green, the middle white and the bottom red, with the side next to the flag pole forming the base of a fl trapezoid protruding into the stripes.
The present emblem of Kuwait is a falcon with outspread wings embracing a dhow (boom) sailing on blue and white waves.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/kw.html   (523 words)

  
 KUWAIT Case
The ecological landscape of Kuwait and the Persian Gulf was irrevocably damaged due to the destruction unleashedsed by the burning oil wells, and it may be generations before this environment is restored to its pre-war balance.
Prior to Iraq's invasion in August 1990, Kuwait was one of the most prosperous nations in the world, due to its small population (roughly 1.7 million) and its inordinate oil reserves (Kuwait controlled ten percent of the world's oil reserves) which generated billions and billions of export revenues.
Kuwait has a labor force of roughly 570,00, almost 70% of which is comprised of non-Kuwaiti foreign nationals (who depend on their relatively generous salaries to remit back to their families in other Arab nations or in various South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand).
www.american.edu /ted/KUWAIT.HTM   (3828 words)

  
 Kuwait
Kuwait is from nature's side all desert, made up of red soil, and there is little that favours agriculture.
The landscape of Kuwait is flat, and the highest point in the country is 299 m.
Kuwait has 9 islands, but only Faylaka is inhabited.
lexicorient.com /e.o/kuwait.htm   (227 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Kuwait
Human Rights Watch welcomes Kuwait's submission of its first periodic report on implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) but wishes to draw to the attention of the Human Rights Committee certain deficiencies relating to the report and to Kuwait's application of the Covenant.
Kuwait practices a system of institutionalized discrimination against its residents known as Bedoons, longtime inhabitants who have been denied Kuwaiti citizenship and are now being rendered stateless.
Barred from employment, denied education for their children, restricted in their movements, and living under the constant threat of arbitrary arrest and deportation, Bedoons are a community of "have nots" in one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
hrw.org /doc/?t=mideast&c=kuwait   (1381 words)

  
 Kuwait Dinar and Kuwait currency information including currency exchange rates
Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with proved crude oil reserves of about 98 billion barrels - 10% of world reserves.
The climate in Kuwait is a large obstacle in agricultural development, causing the nation to depend almost wholly on food imports (with the exception of fish).
Kuwait continues its discussions with foreign oil companies to develop fields in the northern part of the country.
www.gocurrency.com /countries/kuwait.htm   (433 words)

  
 Kuwait : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Kuwait : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Chapter numbers reflect those used in the printed book.
Kuwait -- Reconstruction After the Persian Gulf War
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/kwtoc.html   (115 words)

  
 Kuwait
Kuwait is a constitutional, hereditary emirate ruled by the Al-Sabah family who governs in consultation with prominent families and community leaders.
In April 2003, the Government licensed a new union, the Kuwait Union of Domestic Labor Offices, charged with monitoring the activities of labor recruitment agencies and raising awareness among employers on the treatment of domestics.
During 2003, there were two partial strikes by employees of the Kuwait Municipality and the Finance Ministry; both were reportedly resolved amicably, and the employees attained most of their demands.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2004/41725.htm   (15635 words)

  
 Kuwait: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Kuwait is situated northeast of Saudi Arabia at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, south of Iraq.
Kuwait is believed to have been part of an early civilization in the 3rd millennium B.C. and to have traded with Mesopotamian cities.
Kuwait: History - History The development of the nation of Kuwait dates to the early 18th cent.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107694.html   (1006 words)

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