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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, Jan 15 (KUNA) --

1961 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signs a concessions accord with Kuwait Shell for petroleum investment limited to handle oil operations along the Kuwaiti shores for 45 years.
1980 -- Kuwait News Agency begins broadcasting English-language news for 12 hours a day.
1991 -- The Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah affirms Kuwait's rejection of sitting at the negotiating table with the Iraqi regime after withdrawing from Kuwait.
1997 -- The Public Authority for Industry (PAI) is established for promoting domestic production and diversifying income resources.
2004 -- US President George Bush designates Kuwait a major non-NATO strategic ally.
2006 -- The Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah takes the helm of power according to the Kuwaiti Constitution, becoming the 14th ruler of the country.
2014 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah declares during the second international conference for donations for Syria allocating USD 500 million worth of Kuwaiti aid for the stricken nation.
2014 -- UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon designates the Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah "Leader of Humanitarian Action" and Kuwait "Center for Humanitarian Action." 2015 -- The National Assembly approves a bill for allowing a male parent, who has sold his estate after paying all the debt for the Credit Bank of Kuwait, to attain proper housing.
2020 -- The Central Bank of Kuwait joins the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
2006 -- The Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah passes away at the age of 79. (end) rk