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Today in Kuwait's history

KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) --

1990 -- US President George Bush ordered US naval vessels to enforce UN trade sactions on Iraq and to use force if necessary to prevent entry and exit of foods from and to Iraq and State of Kuwait.
1996 -- Kuwait Oil Company's (KOC) exhibition was reopened after it was destroyed by the Iraqi forces while invading and occupying State of Kuwait in 1990-91.
2002 -- UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board approved Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah's biennially Prize for Digital Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities.
2009 -- EQUATE Petrochemicals company began commercial operations of Ethylbenzene and Styrene Monomer plant, of Kuwait Styrene Company, with a production capacity reaching 450,000 metric tons per year. (end) bs