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Blog posts about Kuwait by Brian Whitaker

Other articles about Kuwait by Brian Whitaker

Online news sources for Kuwait


Basic information

Wikipedia  
History, politics, geography, economy and more

Kuwait: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Kuwait

BBC country profile - Kuwait

Maps of Kuwait

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)

National flag of Kuwait

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Kuwait
Ethnologue Database

Documents 
Historical and political texts relating to Kuwait


Politics

Constitutional background

Text of constitution

List of government ministers (CIA)

Human rights reports  

Kuwaiti Bedoons Movement 
   

Stories of Democracy: Politics and Society in Contemporary Kuwait
by Mary Ann Tétreault
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History

Kuwait timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

History of Kuwait (Wikipedia)


Travel

US State Department
Travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Kuwait

Electricity, plugs and sockets 


Economy 

World Bank: Kuwait 
Comprehensive economic data

Kuwait and the IMF

Kuwait equities market  
Latest share prices (zawya.com)

Bank al-Kuwayt al-Markazi
(Central Bank of Kuwait)

Banks in Kuwait
  

The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
by Michael Herb
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In the Kuwait section

 

Books from Amazon

Gender and Politics in Kuwait
by Meshal Al-Sabah
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Kuwait and the Sea: A Brief Social and Economic History
by Yacoub Yusuf Al-Hijji
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Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah: The Transformation of Kuwait
by Souad Al-Sabah
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The Political Transformation of Gulf Tribal States
by Shaul Yanai
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Last revised on 20 December, 2014