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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

New York Times 
Josy Barthel of Luxembourg wept atop the podium after winning the men's 1,500-meter race at the 1952 Olympics. The band had to improvise his national anthem. Credit Associated Press. National anthems are ticklish things, as anyone who has paid ... See more..
gulfnews.com 
Dubai: Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad has arrived in Riyadh on a fraternal visit to Saudi Arabia. He was welcomed at the airport by the Emir of Riyadh Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz and his deputy Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Bin ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
KUWAIT: The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) held a press conference yesterday to announce the 10th edition of the International Conference on Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering from Oct 23 to 25 under ... See more..
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gulfnews.com 
Kuwait City: Henric Sturehed fired a flawless seven-under 63 to grab an early lead after the opening round of the Sahara Kuwait Golf Championship on Monday. The 27-year-old Mena Tour rookie from Sweden notched up four birdies on the front nine and ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jessica Rothe in a scene from “Happy Death Day.” — AP. The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death ... See more..
Reuters 
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said on Sunday that there were no signs at the moment of oil supply disruptions as a result of the United States hardened stance on a nuclear deal with Iran or a dispute in Iraq between Baghdad ... See more..
Middle East Monitor (blog) 
Kuwait's general budget has registered a KWD 1.94 billion ($6.43 billion) deficit in the first half of the financial year 2017-2018 which was concluded last September, official data by the Kuwaiti finance ministry revealed today. The Kuwaiti financial ... See more..
gulfnews.com 
Manama: Security authorities in Kuwait have arrested four people for forcing 26 Asian men to work in massage parlours, wear women's clothes and provide “special services.” The incident that shocked the nation is being treated as a human trafficking case. See more..
Arab News 
The king discussed with Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah relations between the two countries as well as regional developments in addition to issues of mutual interest, the Saudi Press Agency reported. In attendance were a number of dignitaries including, ... See more..
The Straits Times 
KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - Oil producers may not need to roll over a deal to cut production beyond March if all members fully comply with their pledges, the Kuwaiti oil minister said Sunday (Oct 15). "The current reduction deal is sufficient to achieve the ... 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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Finances

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