Country briefing: Kuwait

News reports and articles 

Latest news about Kuwait 
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts and other articles about Kuwait

Online news sources for Kuwait


Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Kuwait

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Kuwait's history

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Kuwait 
(University of Texas)

Currency converter 
Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)

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

More about the Kuwaiti flag


History and politics

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

Constitutional background

Text of constitution

List of government ministers (CIA)

Documents 
Historical and political texts relating to Kuwait


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 
Economic data

Kuwait and the IMF

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

Water and agriculture in Kuwait
FAO country profile


Kuwait: further reading

Gender and Politics in Kuwait
by Meshal Al-Sabah. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Kuwait and the Sea: A Brief Social and Economic History
by Yacoub Yusuf Al-Hijji. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah: The Transformation of Kuwait
by Souad Al-Sabah. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Political Transformation of Gulf Tribal States
by Shaul Yanai. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Stories of Democracy: Politics and Society in Contemporary Kuwait
by Mary Ann Tétreault. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
by Michael Herb. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk