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  Kuwait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hussein's primary justifications included a charge that Kuwaiti territory was in fact an Iraqi province, and that annexation was retaliation for "economic warfare" Kuwait allegedly had waged through slant drilling into oil supplies on Iraqi territories.
Kuwaiti citizens are a minority of those who reside in Kuwait.
About 57% of the Kuwaiti population is Arab; Arab expatriates include a large group of stateless Arabs, locally known as Bidoon (an Arabic word meaning "without" and different from Bedouin), along with Egyptians, Lebanese and other Arabs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kuwait   (2552 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | Kuwaiti women fight on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A new bill, to give women the right to vote, was approved by the Kuwaiti cabinet last May which calls for amending the election law and is currently being debated in parliament.
Kuwaiti women spoke with one voice -- those who cover their face with the traditional burqa and those who wear a knee high Western skirt.
Kuwaiti women marched into parliament to attend the session but after a few minutes they were dismissed.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2005/733/re5.htm   (862 words)

 Kuwaiti dinar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first series was issued following the pronouncement of the Kuwaiti Currency Law in 1960 which established the Kuwaiti Currency Board and which declared that the Indian rupee, which had been used until this time, was no longer legal currency.
After the creation of the Central Bank of Kuwait as a replacement to the Kuwaiti Currency Board, new ¼, ½ and 10 dinar notes were issued from 17 November 1970, followed by the new 1 and 5 dinar notes of the second series on 20 April 1971.
The fifth series of Kuwaiti banknotes has been in use since 3 April 1994 and include high-tech security measures which have now become standard for banknotes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kuwaiti_dinar   (484 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Victory for Kuwaiti Women by Y. Admon
Headed by members of the Kuwaiti government, supporters of the bill stated that strengthening the status of women was part of the process of Kuwaiti development.
Kuwaiti Cabinet Chairman Muhammad Sharar said: "We are not isolated from the world, and in all the countries of the world the trend is to allow the woman to participate in politics."
In her column in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas, attorney Badriyya Al-Awdha wrote: "The Muslim woman's participation in political activity during the time of the Prophet was clear, and was manifest in the women's ba'ya to the Prophet, since they saw him as leader of the Muslims.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=18579   (1867 words)

 Peter Berkowitz on Women & Kuwait on National Review Online
In addition, as al-Mughni chronicles, Kuwaiti women have formed a wide array of professional, educational and welfare associations through which they have had a direct impact on the shape of Kuwaiti society, and which develop (in accordance with Tocqueville's analysis of the beneficial effects on citizens of participation in voluntary associations) habits of freedom.
Kuwaitis trace the founding of their nation back to an agreement between local merchants and the Al-Sabah family reached in the middle of the eighteenth century.
Some Kuwaiti liberals, such as Mohammed Al-Jassem, contend that this legislative defeat represented a kind of victory for the democratic process, for what the parliament was telling the emir, in Al-Jassem's view, was that laws of such import should arise not by emergency decree but from the legislature.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/berkowitz200403030936.asp   (2093 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Kuwaiti plot to attack foreign troops revealed
Kuwaiti Defense Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah told the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency that the plot had been directed against military targets associated with the US-led occupation coalition in Iraq, most likely against the US military itself, as it was the largest contingent.
Kuwaiti authorities were investigating "suspicions" that the soldiers could be linked to the al-Qaida network, the minister said.
A Kuwaiti has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a US civilian contractor and wounding another in a highway ambush in January 2003 near a US army camp north of Kuwait City.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?id=10497   (569 words)

 CNN - Limited Kuwaiti electorate prepares to vote - Oct. 6, 1996
Kuwaitis are still wary of Iraq, their neighbor to the north.
Still, Kuwaitis bristle at suggestions the emirate is not a true democracy.
A group of Kuwaiti female activists, who enjoy the backing of some leading politicians, are organizing a "silent march" on election day to demand political rights.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9610/06/kuwait.elec   (414 words)

 CNN.com - Sources: Kuwaiti imam may have aided gunmen - Oct. 9, 2002
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior identified the assailants as Jassem Al Hajiri, 28, and Anas Al-Kandari, 21, both Kuwaitis.
Kuwaiti officials said the attack may have been the "first response" to the taped message by Osama bin Laden's No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri, a primary al Qaeda strategist.
Kuwaiti officials said five individuals have admitted to a direct role in the attack.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/10/09/kuwait.imam/index.html   (474 words)

 Middle East Institute: Perspective
Kuwaiti youth, well versed in electoral politics from active campaigns for student representatives in university, are no longer content to sit on the sidelines.
It is premature to suggest that Kuwaiti women will vote for different candidates than their husbands, fathers and brothers did in the past.
Kuwaiti women and youth are flexing their newfound political muscle with dramatic results.
www.mideasti.org /articles/doc529.html   (869 words)

 Kuwaiti Women Gain, Islamists Lose   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But once the parliament had reconvened, it became clear that a coalition of Islamists and tribal chiefs was determined to keep women "in their proper place" — that is, in the position of second-class citizens.
The Kuwaitis understood that their very survival as an independent nation-state in one of the world's roughest neighborhoods depended on strong American, and Western, support.
Also, the granting of equal political rights to Kuwaiti women may well be a major defeat for Islamism, as a political ideology and a tool for seeking power, but not for Islam either as a religious faith or culture.
pages.zdnet.com /plm/id296.html   (806 words)

 WJLA - Kuwaiti Shake-Up Could Bring Taxes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Most Kuwaitis have government-created jobs in a public sector that has become bloated with civil servants who do little work.
Kuwaitis expressed relief Wednesday that the leadership crisis had been solved.
Many people remember Sheik Saad with affection for the way he rallied Kuwaitis in exile during the seven months of 1990-91 when the country was occupied by Iraqi troops.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0106/297306.html   (943 words)

 Incubator Lie war correspondent propaganda PR goebbels gulf usa
She first coached a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, identified only at the time as Naira, to testify before Congress that she had seen Iraqi soldiers remove Kuwaiti babies from hospital respirators.
However, it was later discovered that the girl was in fact the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States.
Highly exaggerated reports of thousands of deaths were accepted uncritically, as the PR firm using Kuwaiti contacts inside the country smuggled 24 videotapes to a hungry, unquestioning and gullible mass media.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/3589/us-iraq-lie.html   (3643 words)

 section 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In early March 1991, coalition forces in the Kuwaiti theater of operations explored the Al Badawiyah Girls Sciences School in the Al Badawiyah suburb of Kuwait City at coordinates 2904N4806E (UTM Grid 18832039).
During the Gulf War the Kuwaiti Girls’ School was used by the Iraqis as a SILKWORM missile test and maintenance facility.
Iraqi use of the Kuwaiti Girls’ School as a SILKWORM test and maintenance facility was treated as classified.
www.gulflink.osd.mil /kuwaiti_school/kuwaiti_school_sec02.htm   (1032 words)

 Progress on political rights for Kuwaiti women | csmonitor.com
On May 16, the Kuwaiti National Assembly voted 35-23 to give women the right to vote and run for parliament.
According to a young Kuwaiti professional (also only using her given name, Donya), the granting of women's political rights will undermine the power of the country's educated, urban elite.
Rola Dashti, president of the Kuwaiti Economists Association and political activist; Badriya al-Awda, a local writer; Khadija al-Muhamid; environmentalist Fatima al-Abdali and Emirates University lecturer Maasuma al-Mubarak.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0519/p07s02-wome.htm   (507 words)

 Kuwaiti government calls on parliament to give women political rights
The Kuwaiti minister of social affairs and labor, Faisal al-Hajji, said in statements to the Kuwaiti news agency that the government is serious about approving this decision as soon as possible, adding that this matter was discussed during the government's weekly meeting.
In May 2004, the Kuwaiti government sent another law to the parliament the amendment the articles of the election laws so as to permit women to be held equal with men in implementing political rights.
Tens of Kuwaiti parliamentarians proposed to submit the same article of the elections law to the constitutional court to discuss this matter, although the constitutional court had rejected in 2003 a case filed by two Kuwaiti activists to provide women political rights.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/050221/2005022112.html   (658 words)

 The Epoch Times | Bill to Give Kuwaiti Women the Vote Hits Hurdle
Kuwaiti women attend a parliament session in Kuwait City as the legislative body held its second and final round of voting on a bill granting Kuwaiti women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, 02 May 2005.
KUWAIT - Parliament failed on Monday to pass a bill to let Kuwait's disenfranchised women vote in local elections because many conservative MPs abstained in what some lawmakers said was a delaying tactic.
Kuwaiti women, traditionally more liberal and educated than their Gulf Arab counterparts but lagging behind some of them in political rights, have been pressing for years for greater say.
english.epochtimes.com /news/5-5-2/28381.html   (622 words)

 WJLA - Kuwaiti Court Acquits Journalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Four policemen and eight suspected terrorists - believed to be members of a terror group called Lions of the Peninsula - were killed in these shootouts across the country, and their alleged ring leader later died in hospital.
He said the correspondent was beaten on the soles of his feet and in his abdomen.
According to the Kuwaiti law, a civil court would award Eidan a temporary compensation of 5001 dinars (US$17,185) if it is convinced he was mistreated.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0505/231816.html   (467 words)

 The Return of Kuwaiti Property
B- Consistent with this and with the agreement concluded in June 1991 with the UN Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator for the return of the property, the priorities of the hand-over operations have been established upon the request of the Kuwaiti authorities.
C- Iraq has fully cooperated with the UN representatives for the return of property and return the property according to the lists prepared by the UN Coordinator for the return of property.
E- Our Permanent Representative informed the UN Secretary General in a letter that Iraq has returned all the Kuwaiti property in his possession and has no longer anything to return; accordingly Iraq has fulfilled all the obligations provided for in paragraph 2(d) of Res.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/iraq/2002/020716_pro.htm   (686 words)

 Kuwaiti, American Naval Forces Connect With Exercise Eager Mace 2003
The importance of Eager Mace to the Kuwaiti forces was demonstrated by the attendance of the commander of Kuwaiti naval forces, Brig.
Kuwaiti naval forces consisted of the fast-attack craft KNS Maskan (P 3717) and KNS Um Al Maradim (P 3711).
Rather than going their separate ways after the exercise, the crews of Higgins and the Kuwaiti ships capped the month of cooperation with a little competition.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=9522   (613 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Kuwaiti lawmakers derail women’s suffrage
Twenty-nine Kuwaiti lawmakers - most of them liberal Shi’ite parliamentarians - voted in favor of the legislation on Monday, 29 abstained, and two voted against.
Islamist and tribal legislators are staunchly opposed to giving women the right to participate in elections, saying that if female suffrage was introduced, women would neglect family and domestic responsibilities, families would deteriorate, and children would stray from Muslim teachings.
After the failed vote on Monday, Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said he was confident that Kuwaiti women would get their full political rights during the current parliamentary term, which ends in June.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?id=11221   (425 words)

Am kuwaiti, and kuwait being 70 or so among the world for fifa ranking,does not mean I must ignore them and talk about teams so well known instead.
This year 2001, Kuwait were supposed to reach at least the second round, they had an easy group, but unfortunately many inside problems in the Kuwaiti FA effected Kuwait qualification negatively.
That was and still the best team Kuwait ever had, honored Kuwait, and spread their respect among the coming ages of players in Kuwait.
kuwaiti_soccer_girl.tripod.com /id6.html   (987 words)

 Kuwaiti Cop Arrested In GI Shooting - CBS News
The shooting happened along a stretch of desert highway as the soldiers, in civilian clothes, traveled in an unmarked car from the U.S. base at Camp Doha toward a garrison near Oraifijan, about 35 miles south of Kuwait City.
U.S. and Kuwaiti officials have played down several subsequent incidents in which gunshots were heard near American forces.
However, the shooting Thursday appeared to confirm the belief that the presence of 10,000 U.S. troops and negative views of American policy in the region are fueling anti-Americanism, even though the government and many Kuwaitis support the U.S. military's role here.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/02/05/terror/main539440.shtml   (784 words)

 Kuwaiti 'Can't Remember' Shooting GIs - CBS News
(CBS) A Kuwaiti policeman told a court Wednesday that he doesn't remember shooting and seriously wounding two U.S. Army soldiers and is receiving psychological treatment.
The Nov. 21 shooting added to concerns about growing anti-American sentiments in Kuwait, a small Arab state in the Persian Gulf that could become a staging ground for any war on Iraq.
In October, Muslim fundamentalists killed one Marine and injured another on a Kuwaiti island.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/03/05/terror/main542813.shtml   (566 words)

 KUWAIT NEWS KUWAITI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/kuwait capital: Kuwait City, State of Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Dawlat al ...
U.S. officials and local investigators told NBC News that evidence at the scene suggested the missile was a Chinese-made Silkworm cruise-type weapon fired from southern Iraq."...
Hours after Iraqi television aired a defiant speech by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Kuwaiti officials said incoming medium-range missiles landed in the al Jahra area west of Kuwait City."...
Background: "Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961.
www.havenworks.com /world/kuwait   (1679 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kuwaiti gov't. approves fuel charge probe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Parliament decided Monday to investigate charges that a Kuwaiti supplier to a subsidiary of Halliburton charged too much for fuel deliveries to Iraq after the U.S.-led war toppled Saddam Hussein.
"I approve of the investigative panel if it will be a means to uncover the truth for the Kuwaiti people and the Kuwaiti parliament," Sheik Ahmed told parliament.
However, Sheik Ahmed added that contracts involving state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corp. and the Kuwaiti supplier, Altanmia Marketing Co., were proper.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-02-16-kuwait-halliburton_x.htm   (460 words)

 Kuwaiti Oil Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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