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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, Jan 24 (KUNA) --

1962 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a decree appointing Abdullatif Saad Al-Shamlan as the first Secretary General of the Council of Ministers.
2006 -- The Government announced Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as the State of Kuwait's 15th Amir after authorities were transferred from the Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah due to his health condition.
2008 -- The National Assembly approved a bill that banned non-shareholding companies to sell or purchase residential lots and houses. The bill also obliged the companies to sell residential properties they own within three years.
2017 -- A Regional Center for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative opened at the diplomatic quarter in Kuwait.
2018 -- Kuwait Oil Tankers Company signed a USD 213.36 million contract with Hyundai industries to build three giant gas tankers.
2020 -- Kuwait Airways received the third Airbus-320neo. The plane, named Wara, was part of the carrier's upgrading of its fleet.
2021 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah assigned Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah as Prime Minister.
2021 -- Mohammad Al-Khatib, former Al-Arabi SC and national football team, passed away at age of 77. (end) bs