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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

AL.com 
The international blockbuster, Disney's live-action remake of the animation classic, is under fire for a scene widely seen as alluding to homosexuality. In Kuwait, censors have pulled the movie from all theaters, and in a rural corner of Alabama, a ... See more..
Proactive Investors UK 
The big focus moves to Kuwait this weekend as the OPEC, non-OPEC monitoring committee meets to examine the state of the oil market. Compliance to the agreed cuts remains admirable, but supply remains high and the market appears stuck. In early ... See more..
The Herald 
Zimbabwe and Kuwait Fund have this morning signed a $20 million loan facility that will be used for infrastructure development at Zhovhe Irrigation Scheme in Matabeleland South. The irrigation scheme will primarily focus on the production of citrus ... See more..
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Jacaranda FM 
The Tshwane School of Music has been invited by the South African Embassy and the Ministry of Culture in Kuwait, to participate during the celebrations of ... See more..
Colorado Springs Gazette 
The Army awarded a Vectrus Inc. subsidiary a one-year, $521.6 million extension to the company's Kuwait Base Operations and Security Support Services ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Oil headed for a third weekly drop this month, weighed down by record U.S. crude supplies while investors await a meeting between OPEC and its allies that may signal whether output curbs will be extended. Bloomberg's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
BAGHDAD: 'Kuwait Besides You Campaign', funded by the Kuwait Society for Relief, has distributed in-kind aid and equipment to displaced Iraqi widows to help them have their businesses. The aid was doled out in a ceremony held at Iraqi Ministry of Labor ... See more..
Seeking Alpha 
Oil is set for its third weekly drop ahead of this weekend's meeting in Kuwait, at which OPEC and its production-cutting allies will assess the effectiveness of their actions to date. Talks will also be overshadowed by the question of whether the ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
RIYADH, March 23 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait by your side" campaign launched six water projects in Marib governorate in Yemen with a cost of USD 500,000. A statement by the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency said on Thursday that these water projects will be ... See more..
Kuwait News Agency 
KUWAIT, March 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait First Film Festival kicked off Friday amid distinguished atmospheres including shows of art and cinema. The shows outline the leading cinema march of the State of Kuwait that was launched in the beginning of the last ... 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