There are Kuwaitis who are Baha'is and Christians, but they are a minority. Independence On, Kuwait became independent with the end of the British protectorate; the sheikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, became an emir, and the country joined the Arab League. Government ministers are also granted membership in the parliament and can number up to sixteen excluding the fifty elected members.
"Last but not least: at no time was I informed by the Der Spiegel journalist that our chat was going to end up in the German publication.". The country is generally low lying, with the highest point being 306 m (1,004 ft) above sea-level.