KUWAIT, Dec 23 (KUNA) -- There have been many events taking place in Kuwait: political, economic, social and sport, among many others.
His Highness the Amir:Jan 3: His Highness the Amir appealed to citizens and residents to take part in a national campaign for relieving the Syrian people.
Jan 4: Under sponsorship of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait Oil Company inaugurated a campaign for beatifying public installations.
Jan 6: His Highness the Amir received new ministers after swearing in following Cabinet reshuffle.
Jan 5: His Highness the Amir opened the second international donors conference during which he donated USD 500 million to back the Syrians.
Jan 6: His Highness the Amir accepted resignation of seven ministers as part of the Cabinet reshuffle.
Jan 19: His Highness the Amir sponsored the 20th conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union. He was deputized by His Highness the Crown Prince at the opening ceremony.
Jan 28: His Highness the Amir patronized the National Flag hoisting ceremony at Bayan Palace, with attendance of His Highness the Crown Prince and State officials.
Jan 29: His Highness the Amir patronized opening of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Heritage Village and the Fourth Popular Heritage Festival.
Feb 5: His Highness the Amir donated USD five million to build a village for Syrian refugees at Al-Zaatari camp in Jordan.
Feb 6: Under auspices of His Highness the Amir, Kuwait's Third Camel Race Festival was launched.
Feb 12: His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince inspected Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve in Al-Sabbiyah.
Feb 19: His Highness the Amir patronized final ceremony of Quranic memorization contest.
March 3: His Highness the Amir sponsored graduation of the 18th batch of officers at Ali Al-Sabah Military Academy. He was represented at the ceremony by His Highness the Crown prince.
March 25: His Highness the Amir chaired the regular session of the Arab League Council at the Summit level, held in Kuwait for the first time.
March 26: The 25th Arab Summit concluded with issuance of Kuwait Declaration, under the theme "bolstering Arab solidarity for full-scale Arab renaissance." April 2: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized the national operetta on Bayan Palace theatre.
April 7: The UN presented His Highness the Amir with an honorary certificate for his role in humanitarian works.
April 9: His Highness the Amir patronized the concluding ceremony of the Kuwait Competition for Memorization and Recital of the Holy Quran.
April 13: Kuwait's 14th camel race was inaugurated under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, with the presence of the Minister of Information and the Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
April 16: Teachers in Kuwait were honored as part of the World Teachers Day for the scholastic year 2012 - 2013, under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, and the presence of the Minister of Education and Higher Education Ahmad Al-Mulaifi.
April 22: His Highness the Amir honored activists in the field of youth in the GCC countries, with the presence of Ministers of Youth Affairs and Heads of Olympic councils.
April 23: Kuwait Credit Bank (KCB) celebrated the Golden Jubilee for its establishment, under the patronage of His Highness the Amir and the presence of His Highness the Prime Minister Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
May 6: His Highness the Amir patronized the crowning of Kuwait Sporting Club as the champion of the 52nd His Highness the Amir football cup, after defeating Qadsia Sporting Club.
May 13: Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Kuwait Writers' Association celebrated 50 years since establishment, with the presence of the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
May 18: Minister of Foreign Affairs inaugurated the Kuwaiti industries exhibition 2014, under the patronage of His Highness the Amir.
May 19: His Highness the Amir inaugurated the second international conference on using information technology and telecommunications to serve the disabled and people with learning disabilities.
June 1: His Highness the Amir visited Iran where he met with President Hassan Rohani.
June 4: His Highness the Amir patronized the ceremony of the Golden Jubilee of the Kuwait Teachers Society.
June 8: His Highness the Amir arrived in Egypt to attend the inauguration of President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi.
June 11: His Highness the Amir patronized the honoring ceremony for the winners of His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Informatics Award.
June 18: His Highness the Amir patronized the inauguration of the national campaign to protect marine environment (senyar).
June 25: His Highness the Amir gave his Ramadan speech, noting the events that had occurred in the country.
July 20:His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah delivered a speech on the occasion of the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan.
July 21: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his accompanying delegation.
July 26: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Prince Meqren bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Sept 9: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon held a ceremonial gathering on occasion of naming His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as "humanitarian leader" at the UN headquarters in New York.
Sept 12: His Highness the Amir delivered a speech to citizens on the occasion of his designation by the UN as "humanitarian leader" and Kuwait as "humanitarian center".
Oct 4: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah left the country to Oman on a private visit.
Oct 13: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, on a cordial visit.
Oct 21: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited Faisal Al-Duweesh at Farwaniya Hospital and wished him speedy recovery.
Oct 22: His Highness the Amir patronized and attended Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) awards ceremony for 2013.
Oct 28, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad opened the third National Assembly's regular session of the 14th legislative term.
Oct 28, His Highness the Amir and an official delegation accompanying him arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on a "brotherly visit." Nov 5: His Highness the Amir attended the UNESCO ceremony to honor the late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as an international personality of educational and cultural achievements.
Nov 7: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad paid cordial visits to the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.
Nov 11: His Highness the Amir opened the fourth conference on autism, with participation by World Autism Organization.
Nov 16: His Highness the Amir met with the GCC leaders.
Nov 19: His Highness the Amir left for Morocco on a private visit.
Dec 7: His Highness the Amir received a medal of honor from the International Organization of Migration for his role in the humanitarian domain.
Dec. 9: His Highness the Amir headed a Kuwaiti delegation to the 35th session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Doha, Qatar.
His Highness the Crown Prince: Jan 6: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sponsored the 24th conference of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students (NUKS).
Jan 17: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf sponsored the award ceremony of the horse race for the 2013-14 season.
Jan 28: His Highness the Crown Prince attended the final match of the national soccer championship, 2013-14.
Feb 3: His Highness the Crown Prince attended inauguration of a new building for the Ministry of Interior in Sabhan.
March 5: Under auspices of His Highness the Amir, with attendance of His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince, a ceremony was held for graduates of Kuwait University.
March 5: His Highness the Deputy Amir patronized Al-Jahra Governorate Equestrian Festival. Al-Jahra Governor Sheikh Mubarak Al-Humoud Al-Sabah represented His Highness the Crown Prince in the award ceremony.
March 9: Kuwait Housing Conference was held under auspices of His Highness the Amir, with attendance of His Highness the Deputy Amir.
March 10: Under sponsorship of His Highness the Amir, the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, with attendance of His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf, a ceremony for graduation of the 40th batch of commissioned officers, 25th batch of specialized officers and sixth batch of female specialized officers was held at Saad Al-Abdullah Security Sciences Academy.
March 12: Under patronization of His Highness the Amir, with attendance of His Highness the Deputy Amir and the Crown Prince, a ceremony for honoring graduates of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) was held.
March 17: His Highness the Crown Prince sponsored the annual joint graduation of the 43rd batch of Kuwait University's students.
March 31: His Highness the Crown Prince sponsored the technical teaching and vocational training conference, held by PAAET.
April 9: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized the opening of the 41st educational conference organized by Kuwait Teachers Society.
May 18: His Highness the Crown Prince patronized the ceremony to hand out awards of scientific achievements for the year 2013-2014.
Oct 14: His Highness the Crown Prince met visiting UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos.
Oct 21: His Highness the Crown Prince visited Fasial Al-Duweesh, inquiring about his well-being at hospital.
Oct 21: His Highness the Crown Prince chaired first meeting of national security council.
Nov 18: Under the patronage of His Highness the Crown Prince, Minister of Health Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi opened the 11th Kuwait Conference and the Gulf Nursing Symposium.
His Highness the Prime Minister: Feb 6: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah travelled to Tunisia to attend a national ceremony celebrating endorsement of the new National Constitution.
March 4: Under sponsorship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, opened the Third International Fire and Safety Conference.
March 31: His Highness the Premier sponsored opening of Kuwait's Fifth Quranic contest.
April 7: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak patronized the second GCC petroleum forum, with the presence of the Minister of Oil and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Ali Al-Omair.
April 22: His Highness the Prime Minister patronized the second forum for vocational guidance of youth, with the presence of the Minister of Education Ahmad Al-Mulaifi.
April 23: His Highness the Prime Minister inaugurated the 39th Islamic Book Fair organized by the Social Reform Society.
April 27: His Highness the Prime Minister inaugurated the 11th Arab Media Forum, under the theme "Transformations and Challenges." June 2: His Highness the Prime Minister arrived in China to sign joint agreements and memorandums of understanding.
Sept 16: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak arrived in Italy on an official visit and met with President Giorgio Napolitano and Premier Matteo Renzi Sept 19: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak arrived in Germany, attended a ceremony marking 40th anniversary of Kuwait's investments in the German company, Daimler, and met German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Sept 20: His Highness the Prime Minister arrived in New York and attended the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.
Sept 25: His Highness the Prime Minister delivered a speech representing His Highness the Amir at the 69 session of the UN General Assembly.
Sept 29: The Cabinet decided to strip 18 citizens of their nationality.
Oct 14: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak opened the National Conference for Empowering Competencies.
Oct 15: His Highness the Prime Minister patronized the opening ceremony for the National Library of Kuwait. Oct 21: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah visited Faisal Al-Duweesh at Farwaniya Hospital and wished him speedy recovery.
Oct 26: Decree issued appointing Dr. Bader Al-Issa as Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Yaqoub Al-Sanea as Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
Nov 9: His Highness the Prime Minister patronized the opening of the Second E-Government Forum.
Nov 10: His Highness the Prime Minister opened a forum on human resources' development, with presence of Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Development and Planning Hind Al-Sabeeh.
Dec 9: Under auspices of His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Prime Minister attended a ceremony organized by the Public Anti-Corruption Authority, marking the international day against corruption.
The National Assembly: Jan 6: The parliamentary financial affairs committee approved proposals to hike the children allotment from KD 50 to KD 75 and the rental allocation from KD 150 to KD 250.
Jan 7: New MPs swore in during the second regular session of the 14th legislative term.
Jan 9: The National Assembly approved a bill amending some provisions of the Law No. 98 of 2013, with respect of establishing the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise, regularizing banking professions and changing the name of the bank, Kuwait Savings and Credit Bank, into the Housing Credit Bank.
Jan 9: The National Assembly approved a bill regulating electronic transactions.
Jan 9: The Parliament approved a bill, transforming Kuwait Airways into a private share-holding company.
Jan 12: The parliamentary legal affairs committee blessed a bill on establishment of the Public Authority for Managing Crises and Catastrophes.
Jan 13: The parliamentary health, social affairs committee okayed a bill on amending nurseries' law.
Jan 15: Parliament Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim headed to France on an official visit.
Jan 19: The Parliament Speaker was elected uncontested as Chairman of the Arab Parliament.
Jan 21: The National Assembly endorsed a draft law regulating electronic transactions.
Jan 22: The Parliament approved a bill granting a citizen who got a housing loan subsidized construction materials, worth no more than KD 30,000.
Jan 22: The Parliament okayed the bill for nurseries.
Jan 26: MP Adel Al-Kharafi requested interpellation of Minister of Public Works Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim.
Jan 28: The parliamentary legal affairs committee approved two bills regarding expertise regulation and consumer protection.
Feb 2: The Parliamentary legal affairs committee endorsed a law barring the riba (usury) interest.
Feb 4: The Parliament approved activation of mega projects, assigning the Audit Bureau to prepare reports on diesel Shell contract.
Feb 5: The Parliament endorsed a bill modifying the judicial law and approving the nurseries' legislation.
Feb 6: The parliamentary interior and defense committee approved a bill granting nationality to 4,000 illegal residents.
Feb 9: The parliamentary legal affairs committee okayed a bill on establishment of the communication and information technology committee.
March 3: The parliamentary foreign affairs committee okayed six bills covering the GCC-US framework treaty for economic and technical cooperation, the law of the custom accord with Jordan, the law of economic and technical cooperation with Iraq, the agreement on averting double taxation with Tajikistan, Kuwait's joining of the Paris treaty on industrial rights protection and Kuwait's joining of Bern accord on protection of literary and technical properties.
March 4: The Parliament approved a bill on sports authorities.
March 5: The Parliament okayed a bill presented by the Speaker, approving the Riyadh treaty for judicial cooperation, another on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation treaty for combating international terrorism.
March 5: The Parliament blessed a bill for establishment the communication and information technology authority.
March 5: The Parliament endorsed a bill regarding the police rules.
March 11: The Parliament okayed the bill on compulsory teaching and agreed to amend the laws for family and debts defaulters funds.
March 30: The parliamentary legal affairs committee agreed to amend the unemployment insurance law.
March 30: The parliamentary committee for economic affairs endorsed bill on hiking children's allotment to KD 65, at a rate of seven children.
April 1: The National Assembly approved a draft law on communication and information technologies, to be referred to the legislative committee before being presented to the government.
April 2: The National Assembly approved a draft law to perform adjustments on article number 1978/42 related to sports institutes.
April 13: The National Assembly's committee for interior and defense affairs approved a proposal to accept non-commissioned officers as specialized officers.
April 16: The National Assembly approved a proposal to amend the law to establish the Zakat House, and also amend articles in the consumer protection law, during its ordinary session.
April 24: Three MPs requested to grill His Highness the Prime Minister, according to article number 100 of the Constitution.
April 28: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim opened the first session of the first legislative term of the "students parliament," to give students the chance to experience parliament work.
April 29: The National Assembly approved the consumer protection law and amendments of law of establishing the Zakat House in its second reading.
April 30: The National Assembly approved the environment protection and foreigners residency laws.
May 4: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim announced received an official request of resignation from MPs Safaa Al-Hashem and Ali Al-Rashed.
May 11: The legislative committee approved various draft laws including turning Kuwait Airways into a shareholding company, ensuring career stability for Kuwaitis in the private and oil sectors, prohibition of commercial action during Friday prayers and the establishment of a Kuwaiti shareholding company for food security.
May 14: The National Assembly approved a draft law for housing re-registration and a law to establish an authority for roads' affairs.
May 15: The National Assembly endorsed resignation requests from MPs Riad Al-Adsani, Abdulkareem Al-Kandari, Hussein Quwaian, Ali Al-Rashid and Safaa Al-Hashem.
May 21: The National Assembly approved a recommendation on a request to discuss national economy and income resources.
June 10: The National Assembly blessed amendments on a protocol to establish an administrative arbitration committee.
June 11: The National Assembly approved a law for partnership between the private and public sectors.
June 24: The Parliament approved a draft law to amend sections of article number 14/1973 to establish the constitutional court in the second reading. It also endorsed a law of health insurance for retired Kuwaitis in its first and second readings, and a law to establish the International Monetary Fund-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait.
June 25: The National Assembly approved amendments for laws on housing and the contribution of the private sector.
June 26: The National Assembly's by-elections for 2014 took place.
June 27: MPs Mohammad Nasser, Abdullah Yusuf, Fares Al-Otaibi and Ahmad Lari won the National Assembly's by-elections.
June 30: The National Assembly approved a draft law for retirement pension, and a law for the partnership between private and public sectors.
Oct 12: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim participated in Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) conference in Geneva. Oct 19: The parliamentary legal and legislative committee approved a draft law on increasing government salaries by 25 percent.
Oct 28: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim inaugurated the first meeting of the third parliamentary regular session for the 14th legislative term.
Oct 23: MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji officially requested grilling of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Madaj.
Dec 2: The Parliament approved a bill concerning the firemen.
Dec 3: The National Assembly approved the 2014-15 development plan.
Foreign policy: Jan 8: The International Migration Organization's mission in Kuwait, in partnership with the Dutch embassy, opened the Arab forum, themed "the media role in combating human trafficking." Jan 10: Kuwaiti Ambassador to Albania Najeeb Al-Bader delivered euro 325,000 to the Albanian authorities as a contribution to launching humanitarian ventures for orphans.
Jan 10: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed gratitude to Kuwait for generous aid for the Syrians.
Jan 11: First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah took part in the Arab ministerial conference, held in Paris, on the Arab Middle East peace initiative.
Jan 14: NGOs donors conference on Syria was opened.
Jan 15: The second international donors conference for Syrian got underway in Kuwait.
Jan 15: Ban designated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad as "humanitarian leader and Kuwait as "humanitarian center," in the aftermath of hosting the second international conference for aiding Syria, capped with pledges to donate USD 2.4 billion.
Jan 16: Dr. Sulaiman Al-Harbi delivered credentials as State of Kuwait's Ambassador to Spain to the Spanish King, Juan Carlos.
Jan 17: Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah headed the GCC delegation that took part in the third joint ministerial meeting for strategic dialogue with China, held in Beijing.
Jan 18: The 13th session of the executive committee of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union's 20th conference opened, under chairmanship of the Union president, Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, also the Kuwait Parliament Speaker.
Jan 24: The Kuwaiti Ambassador to Albania Nejeeb Al-Bader delivered euro 286,000 as a contribution of the Islamic Heritage Society to a charity in Kosovo.
Jan 27: Kuwait and Greece signed an agreement regarding diplomatic passports and entry visas.
Feb 5: The first meeting of the 17th session of the GCC supreme council's consultative authority got underway.
Feb 9: Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah flew to Djibouti on an official mission.
Feb 19: The third joint ministerial meeting for the GCC-Russia strategic dialogue began.
Feb 24: Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah travelled to Qatar starting an official mission. He was also scheduled to proceed to Egypt on a visit of identical nature.
March 3: Kuwait and Mexico signed two treaties for establishing a joint cooperation committee and relieving travelers who carried diplomatic passports of entry visas.
March 4: Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah chaired the 130th session of the GCC ministerial council in Riyadh.
March 14: Kuwait and San Marino signed a treaty, establishing diplomatic relations.
March 18: The newly-assigned Kuwaiti Ambassador to the EU, Dharar Al-Razzouki, delivered his credentials to the EU Commission President.
April 8: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees granted Amiri Diwan Advisor and Humanitarian Envoy for Kuwait Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq its highest badge of honor for his humanitarian endeavors.
June 24: Kuwait and Britain signed a MoU on scientific research at the post-graduate level. Aug 12, Kuwait signed a MoU on boosting its partnership with the UN, regarding policies on empowering the youth, coinciding with the World Youth Day.
Sept 14: First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah arrived in Ramallah on an official visit.
Sept 24: Kuwait and Egypt signed a bilateral agreement in the military field as part of a previously hammered out military training deal.
Oct 12: A USD 200 million grant given by Kuwait to rebuild Gaza was announced by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah at an international donors' conference, held in Cairo, on reconstructing Gaza.
Oct 14: The First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister chaired, on behalf of the GCC countries, the Fourth GCC-UK Ministerial Meeting.
Oct 19: First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled visited Iraq to show support in the battle against terrorism.
Oct 21: Kuwait and Egypt signed trade and industrial agreements, as well as a MoU on holding exhibitions and conferences. Nov 23: Kuwait and Tajikistan signed a visa-exemption accord.
Humanitarian aid: April 3: The Kuwaiti embassy in Canada donated USD 155,000 to the Islamic Center in the city of Elliot to build a mosque.
April 9: Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization in Riyadh granted head of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society Barjas Humoud Al-Barjas the "Abu Baker Al-Siddeeq medal of honor" in recognition of his efforts in the field of humanitarian and relief aid.
May 7: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir granted Amiri Diwan Advisor and Humanitarian Envoy for Kuwait Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq the highest state medal for his humanitarian work.
July 14: Kuwait donated USD 10 million to the Palestinian people.
July 20: Kuwait Red Crescent Society launched a donations campaign for the people of Gaza who are bearing the brunt of Israeli attacks.
Sept 17: Kuwait donated USD one million for American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to help the Palestinian children.
Sept 24: Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society sent aid convoy of 33 trucks for the relief of Palestinian people to the occupied territories.
Nov 14: Kuwait offered five million euro to Albania to support government reformation program.
Nov 25: Kuwait donated USD one million to establish an Islamic center in the American state of Utah.
Nov 25: Kuwait donated 117,000 euro to set up an Islamic cultural center in Poland.
Dec 10: Kuwait contributed more than USD six million to support the UN and its agencies for the year 2015.
Economic treaties: Jan 12: The Kuwait Network Electronic Technology Company (Knet) signed an MoU for strategic partnership with the Chinese company, Union Bi-International, specialized in banking cards globally.
Jan 15: The National Chemical and Petroleum Industries signed an MoU with the Indian Oil and Gas Institute stipulating desire of the Kuwaiti company to acquire substantial share in two petrochemical ventures in India.
Jan 21: Kuwait Oil company signed a contract with the Saudi Al-Khareef group, worth USD 275 million, for importing electrical pumps.
Jan 29: The Arab Planning Institute signed an MoU with Morocco on overhauling the administration.
Feb 18: Kuwait and France signed two MoUs in in transports and agriculture.
March 13: The Arab Planning Institute signed a cooperation accord with the Royal Charity in Bahrain for cooperation in training.
April 1: Kuwait and Turkey signed a number of agreements and protocols in the fields of military training, media, and transportation, among others.
April 8: Kuwait and Cuba signed an agreement preventing double taxation.
April 15: Kuwait and Spain signed an agreement for launching infrastructural projects.
June 1: Kuwait and Iran signed an agreement on security, air travel, and customs and a MoU on tourism and sports.
June 4: Kuwait lent China KD nine million to fund the expansion of a medical college campus.
June 12: Kuwait and Greece inked two agreements on tourism and protection of investments.
Nov 5: An economic and technical agreement was signed between Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance and Togo to promote bilateral ties.
Nov 30: Kuwait and Egypt signed agreements on trade and industrial cooperation.
Loans of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED): Jan 28: KFAED signed a loan agreement with the Maldives, at USD 11.2 million, to fund sanitation ventures.
Jan 30: KAFED signed a loan accord with Sri Lanka at KD 10 million for rebuilding 24 bridges.
Feb 2: KFAED granted Yemen KD 17.5 million for teaching projects.
Feb 3: Yemen signed a USD 60 million loan accord with KFAED to build Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Faculty on Socotra island and equipping 12 faculties.
Feb 10: KFAED signed a KD four million loan accord with Zambia to finance establishment of a faculty for training teachers.
Feb 13: KFAED signed a KD three million loan accord with the Cameroon to contribute to funding construction and equipment of a school.
Feb 17: KFAED signed a KD 13.5 million loan agreement with Sudan to contribute to financing a mining project.
March 10: KFAED signed a loan accord worth USD 300 million with Lebanon for building a road in Byblos.
March 26: Yemen and KFAED signed a USD 21 million funding accord for transportation and power networks.
March 31: Egypt and KFAED signed a loan agreement worth KD 30 million to fund construction of an electrical plant in Assiut.
April 8: KFAED lent Yemen KD 300,00 to fund the building of the ministry of planning and international cooperation.
April 8: KFAED lent Bahrain USD 136 million to fund the fourth stage of expanding a national sewage network.
May 21: KFAED loaned Yemen USD 93 million to fund agricultural growth in Yemen's rural regions.
June 26: KFAED loaned Tunisia KD 8.5 million and Lebanon KD six million to fund water projects.
Oct 11: Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic and Development signed a USD three million loan for Benin.
Oct 11: KFAED signed USD 10 million loan for Tanzania.
Oct 12: KFAED signed two loans of USD 21 combined to Yemen.
Oct 19: KFAED granted USD 30 million to Nicaragua.
Nov 12: Kuwait Fund offered a USD 1.75 billion grant to Oman to finance "Al- Batina" Highway project.
Nov 21: KFAED granted Argentine's San Juan province a USD 110 million.
Nov 23: KFAED signed a USD 18 million to help Syrian refugees in Jordan. Dec 1: The Kuwaiti Fund signed a USD 210 million to finance eight projects in Lebanon.
Dec 3: KFAED signed a complimentary loan agreement with Sudan worth KD 20.5 million to finance a power project in the African country.
Dec 6: KFAED signed a KD 30 million loan agreement with Egypt to expand a power station west of Cairo. It also signed a KD one million MoU to provide technical assistance for so-called golden triangle area between Safaja-Qasseer-Qena.
Oil: Jan 6: Kuwait hosted the second conference for comprehensive risks' management, aimed at minimizing hazards at oil sites.
Feb 1: The Kuwait Gulf Oil Company signed a contract for a major seismological operation with "Western Gico Co." Feb 17: Kuwait Petroleum International won tender to establish a large fuel station on the highway linking Luxembourg with Belgium.
Feb 20: Kuwait Petroleum International signed an accord to acquire Shell's assets.
Feb 24: Kuwait National Petroleum Company signed a three-year deal, worth KD 6.205 million, with the Kuwait-Belgium Petroleum Co. for Lubricants.
March 6: Kuwait Oil Tankers Company took delivery of the immense oil tanker Al-Fintas and the petroleum bi-products tanker Burgan.
March 11: The fifth Human Resources Meeting for the oil sector opened.
March 22: Kuwait Oil Company organized a medical radiation conference.
April 2: Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8) was granted ISO excellence award, the first such company to have it in the Middle East.
April 13: Kuwait National Petroleum Co. signed three contracts for biofuel projects worth KD 3.4 million.
April 27: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) signed contract with Qatargas Company to provide Kuwait with a portion of its liquefied gas needs.
May 15: Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8) opened the third largest gas station in the world in Luxemburg. May 18: Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. receiveed in its service the new oil tanker Al-Derwaza.
May 25: Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Company received two prizes from the ROSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards.
June 26: Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8) received the golden prize from the ROSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.
July 24: The Kuwait Oil Company signed contracts worth KD 662 million (USD 2.342 billion) to build three gathering centers in the company's areas of operations north of Kuwait.
Aug 27: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation signed crude oil supply contract with Philippine Petron Corporation to increase the amount of purchased crude to 65,000 barrels a day.
Aug 28: Kuwait Oil Company clinched the 2014 Jet Energy Prize, vied for by oil companies worldwide, for the company's special program to train new engineers.
Oct 16: Kuwaiti crude dropped to USD 80.94 per barrel.
Nov 2: Kuwait Oil Company won golden award for health and safety from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA).
Nov 5: Kuwait Oil Company won 2014 top award of the council of Arab ministers responsible for environmental affairs.
Nov 14: Kuwaiti crude declined to USD 73.53 per barrel.
Nov 16: Kuwait opened the first Flow Measurement Technology for Oil and Gas Conference.
Nov 19: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) obtained Lloyd's award on safety.
Defense: Jan 13: Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah honored retired army officers of excellent service.
Jan 26: Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah adorned with medals a number of military officers.
Feb 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah opened the Ministry of Interior Museum, showcasing military equipment, arms, military fatigues and police historic documents.
March 19: The Ministry of Interior carried out the fourth phase of the drill, Aman, to train on radiation accidents.
March 23: The international sports security conference got underway in Kuwait.
Sept 30: Ministry of Defense released detained military men for Eid Al-Adha.
Oct 19: Bahrain and Kuwait started a military drill at Camp Al-Udaire.
Oct 30: Kuwait hosted the GCC 12th consultative meeting of the supreme military committee.
Nov 3: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah obtained an INTERPOL travel document at the opening session of the 83rd INTERPOL General Assembly meeting in Monaco.
Nov 12: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah opened the 13th session of the GCC Joint Defense Council.
Nov 14: Kuwaiti and French armies held "Pearls of the West" military exercise.
Nov 16: Kuwait and Bahrain executed "Taawun 1" military drill.
Dec 11: Kuwait and Canada signed a defense and strategic cooperation agreement.
Economy: Jan 15: Kuwait-Iraq Economic Forum held at Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).
Feb 11: Kuwait International Bank posted KD 13.22 million net profits for the year 2013, compared with KD 13.17 million the year before.
March 3: Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul opened Kuwait and International Real Estate Exhibition.
April 22: The 44th meeting of GCC chambers of commerce and the 29th meeting between presidents of the chambers and GCC secretary general was held.
May 7: Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh headed the 98th meeting of the GCC financial and economic committee.
May 19: The tenth meeting of GCC capital markets authorities was held.
May 25: Kuwait hosted for the first time an industrial security conference with the participation of 85 local, regional, and international entitites.
June 29: Central Bank of Kuwait issued a new Kuwaiti currency.
Oct 16: Kuwait Stock Exchange ended its session with a sharp decline of 131 points.
Oct 24: The 60th meeting of the Committee of Governors of Monetary Agencies and Central Banks in the GCC and the 99th meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee kicked off in Kuwait.
Nov 5: Price index of the Kuwait Stock Exchange fell drastically by 102.2 points.
Nov 30: The price, weighted and KSX 15 indices of Kuwait Stock Exchange slipped by 205.8 points, 78.74 points, and 16.01 points respectively.
Dec 14: The KSE price index dropped 202.8 points to reach 6,260 points.
Internal Security: Jan 10: Fire broke out at the guests' hall at Bayan Palace, leaving some damage.
Jan 23: Fire erupted at the scrap yard at Mina Abdullah and the blazes covered a space of 3,500 square meters.
Jan 24: The fire department reported that an Arab resident and her three children died in a fire at the family's apartment house in Al-Jabriya.
Feb 4: A gas explosion at a fast-food restaurant at the Avenues mall injured a number of workers.
Feb 5: Fire at a paints' warehouse in Al-Shuwaikh inflicted heavy damage. Three firemen suffered fractures and injuries.
Feb 19: A worker died and 11 others were wounded in collapse of a minaret of a mosque under construction in Al-Omariya.
March 18: A fire at the tires scrap in Mina Abdullah was put out.
April 3: Ministry of Interior seized 3.5 million narcotic pills.
April 29: Fire at a scrap yard in Amghara was put out without any casualties May 15: Two Syrian children died in an apartment fire in Hawally June 17: A fire broke out at a ministry of education storage site causing no casualties July 7: At least 70 public buses were destroyed in a fire that erupted in one of the Public Transport company's garages in Ardhiya.
July 12: Fire broke out in three warehouses at (Mina) Abdullah Port, south of the country, causing damage.
July 25: Criminal detectives confiscated counterfeited KD 1.134 million.
July 27: Teams from six fire stations put out fire that erupted at a building, under construction, belonging to Kuwait Oil Company in Al-Ahmadi.
Aug 1: Four people, including a firefighter, were injured in a fire that broke out at some car repair shops in the Industrial Shuwaikh district.
Aug 10: Fire broke out at a food factory in Sabhan, causing damage.
Sept 21: Ministry of Interior announced death of a young man from a GCC country after he held his family hostage, stabbed one of them and shot at a police officer.
Oct 7: Kuwait Fire Service Directorate brought a fire under control Amghara.
Oct 12: Ministry of Interior arrested individuals who had narcotics and firearms in their possession.
Oct 19: Customs seized more than three million drug pills.
Nov 4: Ministry of Interior seized a ring that counterfeited more than 400 business licenses and bank checks.
Nov 25: Customs authority seized and confiscated five kilograms of drugs, smuggled from Bangladesh. Dec 1: Customs seized 650,000 narcotics' pills.
Social affairs and public installations: Jan 16: The popular heritage festival got underway.
Jan 26: Minister of Social Affairs Hind Al-Sebeeh opened Kuwait international technology exhibition.
Jan 27: The conference of distinguished performance for strategic planning was opened.
Feb 5: Al-Asima Governor Sheikh Ali Jaber Al-Ahmad al-Sabah held a luncheon honoring His Highness the Amir.
Feb 18: The Gulf forum for enterprise development was launched.
March 27: The horse "Yam" won the Amir Horse Race Cup.
April 8: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor opened the 4th annual forum organized by the center for women's studies and researches under the banner line Women and the Parliament, Present and Future Outlooks.
Oct 9: Kuwait and Japan signed two cooperation pacts on transportation and public works.
Oct 21: Minister of Social Affairs and labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh announced two ministerial decisions to establish Kuwait fire protection association and Kuwait association for social services. Nov 5: Minister Al-Sabeeh opened National Day for Solidarity with the disabled under the patronage of His Highness the Amir.
Nov 10: Ministry of labor signed KD 1.4 million contract for a water distillation plant in Kabd.
Nov 11: Minister Al-Sabeeh opened the International Autism Conference, held under the auspices of His Highness the Amir.
Municipality: Jan 5: Kuwait Municipality planted along Al-Adailiya walking track 200 palm trees.
Jan 9: Kuwait Municipality destroyed four tons of food unfit for consumption.
Jan 15: The Municipal Council's environmental committee held a workshop on damage of asphalt roads due to rain.
Feb 10: The Municipal Council named the new residential district in Al-Mutlaa after His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
Feb 17: A municipal committee approved a proposal to halt construction at public parks.
June 16: The Municipality agreed to move the location of foreign embassies from certain neighborhoods to prescribed locations as in Daiya for security purposes.
July 11: Kuwait Municipality destroyed 830 tons of expired meat and gave 20 violation tickets during an inspection campaigned that was carried out at slaughter houses in Hawally and Salmiya.
Sept 23: Kuwait Municipality destroyed 1,884 tons of rotten food in an inspection campaign during Eid Al-Adha.
Nov 24: Kuwait Municipality destroyed 18 tons of spoiled food items.
Dec 3: Kuwait Municipality destroyed 3.5 tons of spoiled food in Rai area.
The Environment: Jan 18: Kuwait Environment Protection Society celebrated the International Migratory Bird Day.
March 1: A perished blue whale found ashore on Failaka Island.
March 30: Kuwait Environment Protection Society celebrated the Earth House, marked to promote public awareness of climatic change.
April 17: Kuwait's Environment Public Authority (EPA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Arab Planning Institute to enlist the latter's help in upgrading its staff capabilities.
April 26: EPA singed a MoU with the Netherlands on technical and scientific cooperation in the arena of the environment.
May 11: EPA signed a MoU with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on technical and scientific cooperation.
May 22: Kuwait and the Netherlands signed a MoU on environmental cooperation.
June 9: The 33rd meeting of GCC environment officials is held to address implementation of environmental projects in the region.
Sept 15: Public Authority for Environment signed a cooperation agreement with Britain.
Oct 14: Environment Voluntary Foundation launched the biggest beach cleaning campaign, schools and civic communities' participation.
Nov 19: Kuwait and Albania signed a MoU on environment protection and preservation of natural resources. Health Services: Jan 6: The fifth scientific forum for children's skin disease got underway with participation of 800 physicians from Kuwait, Arab and foreign states.
Jan 7: Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaidi opened the 76th conference of the GCC health ministers, under the theme "together we combat chronic and non-communicable diseases as a development priority." Jan 23: Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaidi opened Al-Umariya medical center for family medicine.
Jan 26: Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaidi opened Kuwait psychological health conference, by means of opening psychological clinics at the hospitals.
Jan 27: Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaidi signed a MoU with a British official for medical cooperation during the 2014 Arab health minister, held in Dubai.
Jan 29: The Kuwaiti physician Dr. Al-Shemmeri won the "best young surgeon award in the Middle East." Feb 2: The 12th annual surgeons conference opened with participation of foreign specialists.
March 6: Minister of Health Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi opened the cardiac intensive care unit and the children's intensive care ward at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital.
March 15: A Kuwaiti medical team at Zain Hospital conducted a delicate surgery on a three-month baby to separate the trachea from the esophagus.
March 15: Kuwait hosted a conference on leukemia and stem cells' implantation, with participation of elite doctors from Kuwait and foreign countries.
April 27: Ministry of Health signed a KD 179 million contract with specialized companies to design, construct and equip the new Al-Sabah Hospital.
Sept 4: Health Ministry signed a KD 265 million contract for Farwaniya Hospital.
Sept 27: Kuwait hosted the fifth digestive endoscopy symposium.
Oct 12: Kuwait hosted the 19th conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Oct 14: World Health Organization honored Dr. Khaled Al-Saleh and granted him an award on prevention from cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes.
Education and teaching: Jan 6: The Business Administration Faculty of Kuwait university signed two MoUs with Morocco for boosting cooperation.
Jan 28: Ministry of Education organized a ceremony for hoisting the National Flag, signaling start of the National Days.
Sept 30: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) signed a contract with Japan Cooperation Center of Petroleum.
Nov 2: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KIRS) announced the winning of a Kuwaiti project on an international mobile award Scientific research: Feb 10: Kuwait Scientific Research Institute opened the third international conference on scientific research as basis for resolving problems.
March 3: KISR signed with Kuwait Oil Company a contract for research cooperation.
March 23: KISR won the Arab ward for environmental initiatives.
March 26: KISR worked out a deal for scientific cooperation with the Finnish Technical Research center.
Media and culture: Jan 7: Al-Qurain Cultural Festival opened its 20th session at Kuwait National Museum.
Jan 8: Kuwait and Qatar radios signed a cooperation accord for media-level integration among the GCC peoples.
Jan 9: Ministry of Information signed a contract with a Swiss company to launch the Kuwaiti pavilion at Milan Expo 2015.
Feb 3: The Kuwaiti Formative Arts Society opened the 8th formative arts creativity festival.
Feb 5: The Kuwaiti Formative Arts Society held the first conference for the Arab Formative Artists' Union.
Feb 13: Al-Bayan magazine declared that the Kuwaiti researcher, Talal Al-Rumaidhi, and the writer Saadaa Al-Da'as won the Arab award for cultural creativity.
March 3: Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah opened Al-Arabi's magazine 13th meeting themed "the Arab culture on the silk road." March 14: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas awarded the Kuwaiti poet Abdulaziz Al-Babtain the State of Palestine cultural award.
March 23: Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud opened the seventh Arab poetry festival.
March 26: The State of Kuwait won eight awards during the Gulf radio and television festival hosted by Bahrain.
Aug 20: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs opened the 9th cultural summer festival.
Sept 15: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs opened a festival for youth theatre.
Sept 24: National Council for Culture Arts and Letters opened informative arts spring festival.
Sept 25: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs opened the 18th meeting for the GCC new agencies chiefs.
Oct 12: Kuwait News Agency and Albania news agency signed a cooperation agreement.
Oct 15: Kuwait hosted the GCC Ministry of information undersecretaries.
Water and electricity: Jan 21: The Ministry of Water and Electricity declared that fire erupted at the steam turbines in Al-Sabbiyah, causing damage but no injuries.
Jan 29: The northern Al-Zor station project won the award of the best venture in the energy sector, offered by the international Thomson Reuters establishment.
Feb 23: Minister of Public Works Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim signed a contract for installing seven power relay stations in Jaber Al-Ahmad district, at a cost of KD 23 million.
March 3: The Ministry of Electricity celebrated the Arab Water Day, aimed at promoting rationing of water consumption.
March 20: The Ministry of Electricity celebrated the World Water Day.
Aug 18: Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim signed a KD 31 million contract to provide and install utility poles.
Aug 28: Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim signed a KD 28.515 million contract to install secondary power plants.
Oct 22: Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim signed KD 169 million contract to build Sheikh Jaber Bridge.
Transports and communications: Jan 9: Air flights coming to Kuwait International Airport were diverted to Bahrain International Airport after visibility dropped to 150 meters.
Jan 10: Flights en route to Kuwait were diverted to airports in several neighboring countries.
Jan 30: The aviation authority signed "an open skies" accord with Singapore.
Feb 2: Kuwait Second Communications Conference got underway, with participation of experts and leaders in the sector.
Feb 19: The aviation authorities drew up a deal with a Canadian firm to install the automatic landing system at Kuwait International Airport.
Feb 19: Kuwait Airways signed a contract with Airbus to buy 25 aircraft of the models A-350 and New-320 and lease 12 others.
July 16: Emirates Airbus A380 landed, for the first time, in Kuwait.
July 20: Kuwait Airways obtained two certificates on cargo shipping to Europe.
Aug 4: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah was named among the 50 top influential figures in maritime shipping.
Tourism: Jan 31: Hala February festival in its 15th edition got underway.
The weather: Feb 3: The fifth meeting of the GCC Standing Committee on Meteorology and Climate Change got underway.
March 10: The 30th session of the Arab League Meteorological Committee was launched.
March 30: Marine navigation at Shuwaikh and Al-Shuaiba ports was halted due to bad weather.
Sports: Jan 12: Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was elected First Vice-Chairman of the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
Jan 19: The Kuwaiti racer Salah Bin Eidan and his co-driver, the Qatari Nasser Al-Kawwari, won the third round of the Kuwaiti Rally 2014.
Jan 19: The Kuwaitis Khaled Al-Hamad and Yusuf Al-Shahin won the Asian Olympic Council's award for their role in establishing the youth and sports movement in Kuwait.
Jan 22: The third conference for the Anti-Doping Regional Organization got underway with participation of 123 states.
Jan 24: The Kuwaiti field and track champions, Abdullah Al-Haddad and Abdulaziz Al-Mandeel won two gold medals for long jump contest and the 60 m hurdles during Al-Fajr International Tournament hosted by Iran.
Jan 28: Qadsia SC was crowned the champion of His Highness the Crown Prince Cup, beating Al-Arabi 2-1 in the final game.
Feb 12: Kuwait team won the Arab fencing championship for juniors, garnering three gold medals, two bronze and four bronze medals.
Feb 13: Kuwait's 9th tennis table tournament was launched under sponsorship of His Highness the Amir, with attendance of the Minister of Information, Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
Feb 15: The Kuwaiti champion Saleh Al-Haddad won a gold medal in the long jump contest in the Asian tournament. His fellow citizen, Abdulaziz Al-Mandeel won a gold in the 60 m hurdles.
Feb 16: The Kuwaiti team won the Arab fencing championship for juniors, grabbing eight gold medals.
Feb 23: The Kuwaiti champion Khaled Al-Daiban won the first Arab Bowling Championship.
March 2: The Kuwaiti jet-ski champion Ahmad Al-Dawas won the second round of Qatar International Tournament.
March 9: Kuwaiti shooters won the first three ranks in the double-trap contest as part of His Highness the Amir Championship.
March 20: Kuwait International Rally was launched.
March 22: The Kuwaiti jet ski champion, Hamad Al-Dalali, won the fifth round of the UAE tournament.
March 29: Al-Qurain handball club won the Arab clubs tournament.
March 31: The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the International Sports Federations signed a cooperation deal.
July 10: Abdullah Al-Terqi won gold medal in Skeet shooting at World shooting cup in China.
Sept 21: Kuwait seized gold and silver medals at skeet shooting competition at South Korea.
Sept 30: Rashed Al-Mutairi won gold medal in karate Incheon Asian games.
Oct 16: His Highness the Crown Prince Championship for shooting was launched Oct 16: Qadsia SE won the Asian Cup after beating Iraq's Irbil in penalty shoot-out.
Nov 9: Kuwait won the GCC fifth Taekwondo championship.
Dec 15: Al-Arabi SC won His Highness the Crown Prince Football Cup, beating Kuwait SE 4-2.
Demised personalities: Jan 5: The theatrical actor Jaafar Al-Moumen died.
Jan 12: The eminent media figure Amal Jaafar passed away.
Jan 31: The renowned poet Othman Mezel Al-Saeed passed away.
Feb 8: Jassem Mubarak Al-Jassem, a prominent Kuwaiti journalist, died.
March 23: The famous singer Abdulhameed Al-Hunayan passed away.
May 14: Barjas Al-Barjas, chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Soceity, passed away.
Aug 2: Sayyah Al-Adwani, a Kuwait poet and media figure, died at the age of 76.
Aug 8: Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Bahar, Governor of National Bank of Kuwait and a businessman died.
Sept 12: Former Kuwaiti Ambassador to Greece, Ahmad Abdulwahab Al-Marzouq, died.
Oct 23: Amiri Diwan expressed condolences to the passing away of Sheikh Salem Sabah Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah.
Nov 17: Veteran journalist and radio announcer Abduredha Al-Feeli passed away. (end) kt