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KUWAIT NEWS

Youth Affairs & Social Media

Kuwaitis embrace the digital future through stronger social media engagement


#Kuwait on social media is an information and dialogue initiative designed to reach out to the nation’s youth to gain direct feedback and engagement

Kuwait is steadily making the switch from analog to digital governance, keeping pace with social media usage – a far stronger model for direct feedback... Jun 20, 2016

Telecoms & ICT | Government | Middle East | Kuwait


Ministry of State for Youth Affairs

HH the Amir of Kuwait catalyzes country’s approach to youth empowerment


A female student addresses well-wishers during a graduation ceremony

In 2012, HH the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, created the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, which is charged with designing and implementing... Jun 15, 2016

Government | Middle East | Kuwait


Corporate Social Responsibility

Private sector and institutions engage community, pioneer development


Left: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, General Manager and CEO, Ooredoo. Center: Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Badran, CEO, VIVA. Right: Dr. Qais S. Al Duwairi, Director General, Dasman Diabetes Institute

Across the country the private sector, together with academic and research institutions, is working to support community development and promote prosperity. Jun 13, 2016

Telecoms & ICT | Middle East | Kuwait


KFAED

Development Fund expands support to 105th country


The Kuwait Fund has supported the financing of more than 900 projects in 105 countries

At the heart of its humanitarian and development program, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has shared the nation’s wealth for... Jun 08, 2016

Government | Middle East | Kuwait


Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

One of the world’s highest per-capita donors for humanitarian aid


HH the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Kuwaitis break all records as humanitarian donors. Jun 01, 2016

Government | Middle East | Kuwait


The growth of Kuwait

General contractor a big contributor to development


Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait’s tallest structure at 414 meters, was built by Ahmadiah. Courtesy of Ministry of Information

The growth of Ahmadiah has mirrored the growth of Kuwait. Today the construction company continues its significant contribution and partnership with the... Mar 24, 2016

Infrastructure | Real Estate | Middle East | Kuwait


The future of Kuwait's oil

Low oil prices present reform opportunity


HE Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Former, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (left), Faisal Ali Al-Mutawa, Chairman & CEO, Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW) (right)

Kuwait is in the midst of transforming its economy from one reliant on oil, to a knowledge-based, diversified system led by a strong private sector  Mar 18, 2016

Industry & Trade | Middle East | Kuwait


The Sea City project

Sea City achieves the impossible


The Sea City project is under the patronage of HH Amir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

The pioneering, private sector- led marine megaproject, Sabah Al-Ahmad Sea City, has transformed a vast area of salt marsh into an incredible waterfront... Mar 13, 2016

Infrastructure | Real Estate | Middle East | Kuwait


Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO)

Group’s success shows measure of private sector potential


Faisal Al-Ayyar, Vice-Chairman (Executive) of KIPCO (left), KIPCO Tower in Kuwait City. Photo courtesy of Ministry of Information (right)

Kuwait’s most successful privately-owned group invests in real estate on the back of post-crisis expansion, while also heavily supporting education... Mar 07, 2016

Industry & Trade | Conglomerate | Middle East | Kuwait


Youth empowerment in Kuwait

Private sector advocates youth empowerment


Bader Al-Kharafi, Director of the Executive Committee, M A Al-Kharafi & Sons Company

Bader Al-Kharafi, recently recognized as the 2nd most powerful Arab leader under 40, discusses the need for youth empowerment through education, private-sector... Mar 01, 2016

Industry & Trade | Conglomerate | Middle East | Kuwait


Entrepreneurship in Kuwait

Youth enterprise dominates economic future


HE Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs

The government of Kuwait has set about creating opportunities for young Kuwaitis through large scale entrepreneurship initiatives. Feb 25, 2016

Government | Middle East | Kuwait


Kuwait: 25th anniversary

Liberation of Kuwait: 25 years on


President Barack Obama meets HH Amir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Having risen from the ashes to become a regional leader in democratic governance and a global leader in humanitarian assistance, Kuwait’s economic... Feb 19, 2016

Government | Middle East | Kuwait


International acclaim for advanced R&D

Dr Qais S. Al Duwairi
Director-General of the Dasman Diabetes Institute

Recognized as a Center of Excellence and Reference for diabetes mellitus in the GCC region,... Apr 26, 2016


KRCS tackles rising health challenges with humanitarian practicality

Dr Hilal Al Sayer
Chairman of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society

Chairman of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and former Minister of Health Dr Hilal... Nov 15, 2015


Gulfnet teams local knowledge with global tech as a one-stop ICT shop

Dr Ahmad Salih
CEO of Gulfnet Communications Co.

As technologies become increasingly complex and industries continue to converge, ICT partnerships... Nov 06, 2015


KDIPA raises local and foreign investment by streamlining a friendly and sustainable business environment

Sheikh Dr Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah
Director General of the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)

Sheikh Dr Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Director General of the Kuwait Direct Investment... Nov 05, 2015


Health 2.0 tech sharpens focus on prevention and attitudes

Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki
Chief Business Development Officer at Kuwait Life Sciences Company (KLSC)

Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki, Chief Business Development Officer at Kuwait Life Sciences Company... Jul 16, 2015


Kuwait Center for Autism continues its integration across the Arab world

Dr. Samira Al-Saad
Founder & Director of the Kuwait Centre for Autism

Dr. Samira Al-Saad has run the Kuwait Center for Autism (KCA) for the past 20 years. Her... Jul 14, 2015


Collaborations bolster Kuwaiti–Mexican relations

Miguel Ángel Isidro Rodríguez
Ambassador of Mexico to Kuwait

Kuwait has long standing relations with Latin America and Mexico is one of five countries... Jul 06, 2015


Humanitarian hub encourages unity through education

Professor Moudi Al-Humoud
Rector of the Arab Open University

The Arab Open University (AOU) is the largest private institution for undergraduates in... Jul 06, 2015


Maged Gubr: Giving Mövenpick a competitive advantage

Maged Gubr
Movenpick Al Bidaa

Maged Gubr is an Egyptian hospitality expert who has made Mövenpick a prime tourism... Jun 09, 2015


The Middle East’s leading purveyor of quality food products

Mr. Marzouq Nasser Al-Kharafi
Chairman and Managing Director of Americana Company

Americana Company (Kuwait Food Company) is the Middle East and North Africa's most successful... May 07, 2014


Tackling Kuwait's Diabetes problem

Kazem Behbehani
Director General Dasman Diabetes Instiute

While Kuwait enjoys one of the best healthcare systems in the world, the country suffers of... Mar 27, 2014


Philanthropy and generosity at the heart of Kuwait

Hilal Al-Sayer
Deputy President of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society

Philanthropist Dr Hilal Al-Sayer is Deputy President of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Board... Mar 20, 2014


Al Imtiaz’s strength lies in its asset base

Khalid Sultan Bin Essa
Chairman of Al Imtiaz

Established in Kuwait in 2005, Al Imtiaz is an investment company that aims to meet the increasing... Mar 20, 2014


KCCI: Helping to boost Kuwaiti business

Ms. Wafa Ahmad Al-Qatami
Board Member of KCCI

Founded in 1958, the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) is a non-government institution... Feb 14, 2014


Helping change the dynamics of Kuwait

Mr. Abdullah Al-Sharhan
Chairman of ACK

With a vision of 'enabling human potential within a culture of care', the Australian College... Jan 30, 2014


Kuwait Fund ‘giving hope to the world’

Abdulwahab Al-Bader
Managing Director of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

For over 50 years the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has been building bridges of... Jan 08, 2014


"Our network is impeccable now; it is on a global level"

Abdulwahab Al-Nakib
Chairman and Managing Director of Al-Deera Holding

Chairman and Managing Director of Al-Deera Holding Abdulwahab Al-Nakib provides potential investors... Oct 30, 2013


Wataniya crafts a great customer journey

Abdulaziz Fakhroo
GM and CEO of Wataniya Telecom

The first privately owned telecom operator to open in Kuwait, Wataniya is profoundly committed... Oct 24, 2013


VIVA is now growing, without the pains

Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Badran
CEO of VIVA Telecom

In only five years, things have turned around for the newest telecom operator in Kuwait, now... Oct 24, 2013


Offsetting - an opportunity, not an obstacle

Barrak Al-Sheetan
Chairman of NOC

Mr Barrak Al-Sheetan, Chairman of the National Offset Company in Kuwait, says that offsetting... Oct 23, 2013


Wataniya, telecom's first private competitor

Abdul Aziz Fakhroo
Manager and CEO of Wataniya

World Report meets with Abdul Aziz Fakhroo, recently appointed General Manager and CEO of Wataniya.... Oct 23, 2013



LOCATION:   

Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia update paises set descripcion = that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe; bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria

 

AREA:   

total: 783,562 sq km

country comparison to the world: 37

land: 769,632 sq km

water: 13,930 sq km

 

AREA - comparative:   

slightly larger than Texas

 

COASTLINE:   

7,200 km

 

CLIMATE:   

temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite update paises set descripcion = strontium; emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites update paises set descripcion = sulfur; clay, arable land, hydropower

 

NATIONALITY:   

noun: Turkupdate paises set descripcion = s)

adjective: Turkish

 

RELIGIONS:   

Muslim 99.8% update paises set descripcion = mostly Sunni; other 0.2% update paises set descripcion = mostly Christians and Jews)

 

LANGUAGES:   

Turkish update paises set descripcion = official; Kurdish, other minority languages

 

POPULATION:   

78,785,548 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17 

 

COUNTRY NAME:   

conventional long form: Republic of Turkey

conventional short form: Turkey

local long form: Turkiye Cumhuriyeti

local short form: Turkiye

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republican parliamentary democracy

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Ankara

geographic coordinates: 39 56 N, 32 52 E

time difference: UTC+2 update paises set descripcion = 7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Monday in March; ends last Sunday in October

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, hazelnuts, pulse, citrus; livestock

 

INDUSTRIES:   

textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining update paises set descripcion = coal, chromate, copper, boron; steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

 

EXPORTS:   

$121 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 33

$109.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)

 

IMPORTS:   

$177.3 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 23

$134.5 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



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