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Kuwait

Kuwait

Kuwait

RESTRICTED

Capital
Kuwait City

Size
Slightly smaller than New Jersey.

Main Languages
Arabic and English

Time
At 6:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 2:00 p.m. in Ethiopia.

History
Britain helped lead Kuwait until 1961 when the country became fully independent. Kuwait has become rich from oil. Iraq attacked Kuwait in 1990. Soldiers led by U.S. forces freed Kuwait from Iraq’s control in 1991.

 

Religion
Mostly Muslim.

Persecution
Only Muslims can become citizens of Kuwait.  Christians may not share the gospel with Muslims. Some churches are not allowed to have signs or crosses on the outside of their property, and they cannot ring bells outside. It is illegal to possess pork products because Muslims do not eat pork. It is against the law for Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men.


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