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1. A country of the northeast Arabian Peninsula at the head of the Persian Gulf. Settled by Arab tribes in the early 1700s, it became a British protectorate in 1897 and an independent kingdom in 1961. Iraq invaded and occupied the country in 1990, sparking the Persian Gulf War (1991), which ended with Iraqi troops being driven out by a coalition of Arab and Western forces. With its major oil reserves, discovered in 1938, it has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. The city of Kuwait is its capital.
2. also Kuwait City The capital of Kuwait, in the east-central part of the country on the Persian Gulf. It was heavily damaged during the Gulf War.

Ku·wait′i (-wā′tē) adj. & n.
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Noun1.Kuwait City - a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of KuwaitKuwait City - a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait
State of Kuwait, Koweit, Kuwait - an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
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Dubai: The historic Al Baraha Hospital on Deira Corniche has been renamed Al Kuwait Hospital under the directives from His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
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The winner's names were announced live on Nabth Al Kuwait radio program on 88.8 FM.
"The project is located at the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street in the direction of the northern end of Al Shandagha Network, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street in the direction of the intersection with Al Kuwait Street," he noted.
The Iraqis and Yemenis battle at the same time at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.
KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Tuesday Vice President of the Khair Al Kuwait Charity Foundation Sheikha Mariam Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and a number of its members and a group of orphan children.
Muscat, Apr 20 (ONA) The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Education, is taking part in the 6 th session of theIbtikar Al Kuwait competitionin the Knowledge Development program.
The new project is situated at the crossing of Sheikh Rashid Road heading northward towards Al Shindagha, with Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road heading towards the junction of Al Kuwait Rd and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road."
The Head of Al Kuwait Hospital in Sana'a, Issa Alzubh, said that the hospital has been facing "tremendous logistical difficulties" in maintaining its presence.
Meanwhile, Al Kuwait defeated Al Ahli of UAE 97-66 to finish third in the tournament, with Hamad Hassan top-scoring with 17 for the winners.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received today a delegation of Al Kuwait district of the State of Kuwait headed