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In the Muslim country of Kuwait, religious judges and courts oversee all family and personal status/inheritance issues.1 Kuwait operates under a mixed legal system and the result is an “Islamicized” legal code.2 In regards to family law, the male is seen as the dominant force and many cases are decided in favor of the male.3 Regarding marriage, Islam permits a man to have up to four wives and a bride is prohibited from making claims that she be the only wife.4 Furthermore, a non-Muslim male is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman, but a non-Muslim may marry a Muslim male only if she is of another “book” religion: i.e. Christianity or Judaism.5 There are more instances of womenâ's lower social status in Kuwaiti society, ...See More such as the fact that Kuwaiti women who are married to a foreigner are not allowed to pass on citizenship to their children.6 Women are also not given any decisions regarding marriage, as everything has to be decided by a male.7 A controversial aspect of the Kuwaiti legal system is that there are currently no legal repercussions for marital rape, domestic violence, or sexual harassment.8 Show Less

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1 http://kuwait.usembassy.gov/region_specific_information/family-law-in-kuwait.html
2-5 Ibid
6 http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/16/kuwait-upr-submission-june-2014
7- 8 Ibid
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Kuwait News

gulfnews.com 
MANAMA: Bahrain has condemned in the strongest terms the vicious terrorist plot that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque in Makkah as well as worshippers, stressing that the despicable act of terrorism is contrary to all religious, moral and ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
Civilization, heritage and history have distinguished the Arab world for thousands of years and even before the advent of Islam, many civilizations appeared and left their print. So why does the so-called Islamic State (IS) destroy temples and museums? See more..
CNBC 
In a 13-point list -- presented to the Qataris by Kuwait, which is helping mediate the crisis -- the countries also demand that Qatar sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and with other groups including Hezbollah, al-Qaida and the Islamic State ... See more..
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For The Win 
That, friends, looks a heck of a lot like a Volcano Taco, the now-defunct “spiciest taco ever” that lives on gloriously in my memories. I reached out to someone from Taco Bell's international wing, and she confirmed: Taco Bells in Kuwait still sell ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
LISBON: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa clasp hands at the Necessidades Palace, the Portuguese Foreign Ministry, yesterday. Modi is on a one-day visit to Portugal. —AP. WASHINGTON: The Trump ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah thanked firefighters, policemen, and paramedics for their “courage and dedication,” which resulted in controlling a fire in a building under construction in South Surra on Friday. See more..
Lovin Dubai 
While temperatures in Dubai have been averaging around 41°C, a scorching temperature of 54°C was recorded at a weather station in Mitribah, North West Kuwait on Thursday. So while it may seem like an oven here, be thankful we don't have it as bad as ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
KUWAIT: Launched in time for the Eid break, Qatar Airways has a new online portal to assist passengers to apply for and manage their ticket refund process in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. See more..
Kuwait News Agency 
1962 -- The State of Kuwait established diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level with Tunisia. An Amiri decree was issued to assign Rajab AlآSayed Abdullah AlآRifaee as an ambassador extraordinary and a commissioner of the State of Kuwait in Tunisia. See more..
Parsons Sun 
ALTAMONT — Ed Raschen, assistant principal and athletic director for Labette County High School, is set to deploy to Kuwait for as long as 400 days with the Kansas Army National Guard at the end of the month. “My orders say for 400 days, but it'll be ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Area

Total 17,818 sq km
Land 17,818 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters
Natural Resources

petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year but are most common between March and August
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Kuwaiti
Population
2,695,316 (July 2013 est.)
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Kuwait has a geographically small, but wealthy, relatively open economy with crude oil reserves of about 102 billion barrels - about 7% of world reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 95% of government income. Kuwaiti officials have committed to increasing oil production to 4 million barrels per day by 2020. The rise in global oil prices throughout 2011 and 2012 is reviving government consumption and economic growth. Kuwait has experienced a 20% increase in government budget revenue, which has led to higher budget expenditures, particularly wage hikes for many public sector employees. Kuwait ...See More has done little to diversify its economy, in part, because of this positive fiscal situation, and, in part, due to the poor business climate and the historically acrimonious relationship between the National Assembly and the executive branch, which has stymied most movement on economic reforms. In 2010, Kuwait passed an economic development plan that pledges to spend up to $130 billion over five years to diversify the economy away from oil, attract more investment, and boost private sector participation in the economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$153.4 billion (2012 est.); $146 billion (2011 est.); $137.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

59.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 57.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 51.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

fish
Industries

petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials