A+ A-

Today in Kuwait's history

Today in Kuwait's history
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- 1925 -- Tunisian leader Abdulaziz Al-Thaalbi visits Kuwait where he was widely received by the people of the Gulf nation.
1962 -- The first issue of Al-Taleea weekly newspaper was published. The first Editor-in-Chief of the former weekly magazine was Abdulrazzaq Al-Khaled.
1980 -- A committee to amend the constitution formed by Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on February 10, approved amendment of the Second Article of the Constitution to be "The religion of the State is Islam, and the Islamic Sharia shall be a main source of legislation." The text used to be "The religion of the State is Islam, and the Islamic Sharia shall be a source of legislation." The 35-member Committee approved a proposal to increase parliament members from 50 to 60.
1982 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signs a decree to establish the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing at Kuwait University.
1983 -- Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) was established with a capital of KD 25 million. MTC had a task of purchasing, importing, installing, managing and maintaining mobile phones and pagers.
2003 -- Kuwait Government approves a Foreign Ministry letter to change the name of Umm Qasr area to Al-Behaith, the original historic name of the area. The name was changed to differentiate it from Umm Qasr area in Iraq.
2007 -- Al-Aan, the first e-newspaper in Kuwait and Gulf, was launched. The online publication, whose chief editor was Dr. Saad bin Tefla Al-Ajmi, reported local, Gulf, Arab and international news.
2010 -- Dr. Ibrahim Al-Rashdan, a renowned Cardiologist, registers a new method to treat heart arteries.
2013 -- UNESCO's World Heritage List Committee approves a proposal to list antiquities in the State of Kuwait's Failaka Island in the preliminary world heritage list.
2013 -- State of Kuwait and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization sign a declaration of intent to open a permanent office in Kuwait.
2016 -- Kuwait National Assembly approves a bill regarding allowances for Kuwaiti teachers at Ministries of Education and Awqaf.
2023 -- National carrier Kuwait Airways and Rolls-Royce sign maintenance agreement. (end) hb