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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) --

1961 -- An official census shows that Kuwait's population was 321,621, including 201,471 male citizens, forming 53,173 families.
1968 -- Late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a decree on the police force system.
1986 -- Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues law to plan an all-encompassing social and economic development plan for the country.
1996 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah covers the accumulated debt on Kuwaiti sports clubs, which was at KD 5.1 million.
2002 -- Minister of Commerce and Industry Salah Khorshid issues a decision allowing GCC citizens to practice economic and professional activities in Kuwait, in tune with the GCC unified economic agreement and the GCC higher council decision taken in the 2000 Manama meeting.
2006 -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues decree dissolving the National Assembly due to divisions among MPs, exchange of accusations and discussion of trivial matters that hindered its activities and harmed the State's higher interests.
2006 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah stresses, in a speech, that it was important to preserve the State's security and stability and criticize without defamation.
2014 - Kuwait Fund for Arabic Economic Development and Yemen's government sign a USD 93 million agreement to support developing outskirts.
2014 - Kuwaiti poet and media figure Hamad Al-Azab passed away.
2015 -- Kuwait Petroleum International inaugurates the first natural gas station in Belgium.
2015 -- Former National Assembly speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi passes away at 75. (end) aa