Country Information

Population
2,993,706 (July 2020 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Kuwaiti (30.4), other Arab (27.4), Asian (40.3), African (1), Other (0.9)

Religion (%)*
Muslim (74.6), Christian (18.2), other and unspecified (7.2)
*Statistics represent the total population; about 69% of the population consists of immigrants. (2013 est.)

Leader
Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah

Government type
Constitutional monarchy (emirate)

Legal system
Mixed legal system consisting of English common law, French civil law, and Islamic sharia law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Kuwait

Pray that Christians in Kuwait will be a living testimony of the grace and love of Jesus Christ to their Muslim neighbours and co-workers.

Pray for continued reforms within the government, allowing more freedom for the people.

Pray for those Kuwaitis who hear and want to respond, as cultural and familial pressures prevent many from following Christ.

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Kuwait News

  • Update: Kuwait leader rejects death sentence

    Kuwait's ruler has refused to pass a bill previously voted through by parliament that would allow Muslims who insult Islam to be put to death and would harshly penalize Christians and other non-Muslims.

    The bill seeking to institute the death penalty for Muslims who insult Allah, the Qu'ran, Muslim

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  • Update: Parliament approves death penalty for blasphemy

    A new law may soon allow courts in Kuwait to sentence those convicted of blasphemy to death. Muslims who insult Allah, the Qur'an, Muslim prophets, or Muhammad's wives may receive the death sentence if the bill, which was approved by 40 members of Parliament while only six opposed it, is approved by

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  • Leaders try to halt church construction, strengthen blasphemy laws

    A Kuwaiti Member of Parliament (MP) is drafting a law banning the construction of churches and other non-Islamic places of worship, as lawmakers also attempt to bring in the death penalty for blasphemy laws.

    The MP, Osama Al-Munawer, at first said he planned to submit a draft law requiring the remov

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