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Today in Kuwait's History

KUWAIT, Jan 14 (KUNA) -- 1931 -- The Amir, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, bans wearing the "Bisht" - a traditional overcoat-like garment for men - because of its expense and the inability of many to purchase it. He later agreed to revoke the order.
1962 -- Iran's first ambassador to Kuwait presents his credentials to the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
1970 -- Kuwait Basketball Association was established.
1979 -- The Amir, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, issues a decree law on investment disputes.
1991 -- The Amir, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah delivers a letter to heads of state and leaders informing them of the deadline announced by the UN Security Council for the withdrawal of the Iraqi forces.
2000 -- The Egyptian Writers' Union choses two Kuwaiti authors in their listing of the best 100 Arabic novels in the 20th century; Laila Al-Othman and Ismail Fahad Ismail.
2008 -- "Al-Arabi" magazine has its golden jubilee.
2010 -- Kuwait and France sign agreement to cooperate on the nuclear energy field.
2010 -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announces a USD-one-million donation to help victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti.
2013 -- Health Ministry official said Kuwait was leading the Middle East region in the field of organ donation followed by Iran and Saudi Arabia.
2014 -- Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) Syrian aid conference began in Kuwait. (end) tg