KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- 1971 -- An Amiri Decree is issued dividing the College of Sciences, Arts, and Education of Kuwait University into two colleges; the College of Sciences and the College of Arts and Education.
1973 -- Al-Jahra Kuwaiti military force heads to Syria to partake in battles lasting for 84 days against Israel. The troops came back home on September 25, 1974.
1992 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah inaugurates the first session of the seventh legislative term of the National Assembly. He stressed that defending Kuwait is top priority.
2001 -- Kuwait and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signs an agreement in Paris to establish "The Amir Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Prize for Research and Training in Special Needs Education for the Mentally Disabled." 2002 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah decorates the former rector of Kuwait University, Dr. Fayza Al-Kharafi, with the first-degree medal in appreciation for her services and efforts to develop higher education.
2015 -- Playwright, director, and producer Abdulamir Al-Turki passes away at age 70. (end) gta