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Today in Kuwait's history


1952 -- The Islamic Al-Ershad (guidance) Society is proclaimed.
1959 -- The Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a decree regulating traffic and defining traffic police tasks.
1964 -- Kuwait joins the Arab Telecommunication Union treaty, inked in Cairo on June 12, 1963.
1970 -- Kuwait Economic Society is proclaimed; aimed at presenting recommendations to the government and the National Assembly on various economic issues.
1980 -- The first general conference of Kuwait Trade Union Federation is held.
1997 -- Kazma Club is crowned champion of the 35th (His Highness the) Amir Soccer Cup, beating Qadsiya 2-1.
2008 -- The Kuwaiti Para-fencing champion Tareq Al-Gallaf wins the gold medal of the world Paralympic fencing tournament held in Lonato, Italy.
2016 -- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurates the new Sabah Al-Ahmad complex at the National Assembly headquarters.
2016 -- The National Assembly approves amendments on the personnel expertise law, defining persons eligible to attain the Kuwaiti citizenship and modifying a law for combating money laundering and terrorism financing.
2016 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development inks in Sierra Leon a loan agreement for roads' projects, worth KD six million (approx. USD 18 million).
2018 -- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approves a draft resolution presented by Kuwait, a non-permanent member at the council and other countries, condemning starvation of civilians or depriving them of humanitarian aid, as a war tactic. (end) aah.rk