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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

ESPN FC (blog) 
FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his football roles after allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. On Sunday, the sheikh said in a statement that he would withdraw from the ... See more..
gulfnews.com 
Kuwait: Kuwait has built a reputation for itself as a hub of sorts for trendy food and beverage concepts in the GCC. It started with the burger craze a few short years ago, dominated by the likes of Slider Station and Burger Boutique, hybrid lounge ... See more..
Kuwait News Agency 
KUWAIT, April 30 (KUNA) -- 1924 -- Al-Adab (literature) club was established by a number of Kuwaiti intellects keen on shedding light on the world of culture and arts. 1970 -- Official Kuwaiti population reached 345,898 people. 1980 -- The ... See more..
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Kuwait Times 
KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has detected considerable number of dead fish on the beaches and within ... See more..
ArabianBusiness.com 
Yet Kuwait has been the slowest to enact game-changing reforms to diversify its economy — despite persistent warnings from analysts for as many as five years. The complacency is partially due to the country's more than $500bn in fiscal reserves ... See more..
Financial Times 
Sara Akbar, chief executive of Kuwait Energy, said conditions for oil groups operating in southern Iraq were very different in the north of the country in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, where international energy companies have experienced ... See more..
Kuwait News Agency 
ANKARA, April 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Embassy in Turkey hosted a photography exhibition on "Humanitarian Diplomacy" in the capital Ankara late Saturday. In his opening speech, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Turkey Ghassan Al-Zawawi said the two-day fair aims to ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
PARIS: At a time of growing world tensions and widespread global misunderstandings, a Kuwaiti national has taken on the mission of seeking to promote closer ties between peoples by creating 'The Bridge of Cultures' foundation between France and Kuwait, ... See more..
Kuwait News Agency 
KTUF, along with other unions, federations, and organizations, will stand with the rights of workers and laborers in Kuwait, stressed Al-Ajmi who indicated that the federation - during its long illustrious years of operations since the early 1960s ... See more..
Kuwait Times 
KUWAIT: Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria, has praised Kuwait's religious tolerance and expressed admiration for the warm hospitality accorded to him ... 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