How to move in Kuwait
The development of oil deposits began here in the 1930s. The development of the oil industry accelerated after the Second World War and the proclamation of independence in 1961. Since then, oil remains the dominant factor in the country’s economy, bringing about 90 percent of all export earnings.
Twelve years later, Kuwait once again became a springboard for the army of many thousands in the United States-led campaign to disarm Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein. It is still an important staging post for troops and civilian specialists on their way to Iraq and back.
The then ruler of the country, Sheikh Jaber aq-Sabah, issued a decree in 1999, but then the National Assembly rejected him with a slight advantage against.
In May 2005, the parliament nevertheless granted women the right to vote and stand for election to the National Assembly, which has 50 seats.
In recent years, extremist groups have intensified in Kuwait. There has been a number of clashes between security forces and Islamic militants, some of which are allegedly linked to Al Qaeda. The authorities say that the Islamists planned attacks on representatives of Western countries.
Official name: State of Kuwait Population: 2.9 million people. (United Nations, 2007) Capital: Kuwait City Area: 17,818 sq km Main language: Arabic Main religion: Islam Average life expectancy (male / female): 75 years / 79 years (UN data) Monetary unit: 1 dinar = 1000 fils Main export item: oil Average annual income per capita: US $ 24,040 (World Bank data, 2006) Internet domain: .kw International telephone code: +965.
Kuwait’s newspapers are among the most determined mouthpieces of public opinion in the Arab world and often speak out sharply about local political life and government.
Kuwaiti journalists enjoy much more freedom than their counterparts in other countries of the region, but they should be cautious when publishing materials about the emir and high-ranking members of the royal family.
In addition, the Kuwaiti law on the press prohibits insulting to speak about God and the Prophet Mohammed, and violators of the ban face imprisonment.
Along with state-owned companies, private radio stations and television channels have recently appeared. At the same time, many Kuwaiti residents have satellite dishes that give them the opportunity to watch the broadcasts of popular Pan-Arab TV channels.
Publishers of newspapers are required to obtain a license from the Ministry of Information. The Ministry also censors all books, videotapes, periodicals and other publications imported into the country, recognized as undermining the moral standards.
In Kuwait in the FM band, the transmissions of the BBC World Service are being retransmitted.
The Al-Vatan press is a private daily newspaper Al-Kabas, a private daily Al-Rai Al-Amm daily, the private daily newspaper Kuwait Times, in English, the Arab Times.
Kuwait TV – state television; It broadcasts in three terrestrial networks and on the satellite channel Al-Rai, the first private television company, carries on the satellite broadcasting of Flash TV, a private television company.
“Radio Kuwait” – state radio; transmits programs in English and Arabic “Marina FM” – the first private radio station; conducts music broadcasting.
The report was prepared by the BBC Monitoring Service.
the message of the Kuwaiti radio.
the first BBC message.
The Kuwaiti radio asks the Arab world for help.
The radio is silent, passing the last call for help.
“Kuwait was plunged into a brutal attack by enemies of friendship and peace”
Reporting corr. BBC BBC Brown on the return of the emir after the departure of the Iraqi troops.
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