KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) --

1961 -- Iraqi ruler Abdulkarim Qassem, during a news conference at headquarters of the Iraqi defense ministry, unveils colonial intentions and policy of blackmail against the State of Kuwait, alleging that Kuwait was part of Iraq.
1961 -- The Kuwaiti government issues a statement affirming its sovereignty and determination to defend its territory, noting all peace-loving nations, especially Arab ones, would help it defend its independence.
1973 -- The late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a law on preserving oil resources and organizing relations between the government and oil companies.
1977 -- Al-Qibla Coffee Shop opens as the first-ever cafe in Kuwait.
1980 -- An Amiri decree is issued establishing a KD-six-million pharmaceutical industries company.
1981 -- Five explosions rock interior security buildings, a number of touristic sites and a power station, with no injuries reported.
1982-- Kuwaiti national football team lose against England 0-1 at World Cup in Spain.
1990 -- Kuwaiti businessman Khaled Al-Muttawa, head of the orphans directory, member of the municipal council, and one of the Gulf Bank founders, passes away at the age of 78.
1992 -- An explosive device explodes near the houses of Sheikh Mubarak Sabah Al-Nasser and Kuwaiti medical college professor, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, killing an Iranian gardener at Al-Sabah's house.
2000 -- Kuwait witnesses its worst oil catastrophe as a gas leakage causes a massive blast at the oil refinery of Al-Ahmadi, killing five people and injuring 50 others.
2001 -- The National Assembly unanimously passes a draft law revoking articles of a decree by law on compulsory military conscription.
2001 -- Kuwait parliament okays a bill determining the number of people who could obtain Kuwaiti nationality.
2004 -- Qadsia SC win the Martyre Fahad Al-Ahmad Football Championship by beating Al-Salmiya SC with a golden goal.
2005 -- Kuwait parliament passes a bill on sports professionalism.
2007 -- The National Assembly discusses a grilling motion against oil minister Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, filed by MPs Abdullah Al-Roumi, Adel Al-Saraawi and Musallam Al-Barrak, forcing him to resign following a no-confidence motion filed against him.
2007 -- Qadsia SC win the 45th His Highness the Amir Football Championship by defeating Al-Salmiya SC 5-0.
2014 -- Kuwaiti parliament passes a draft law amending the housing care law.
2016 -- Kuwait's Yousef Al-Abdulrazaq wins World Jet ski Championship in Spain.
2018 -- Kuwaiti parliament passes a draft law creating an anti-doping body.
2019 -- Morgan Stanley Capital International Corporation for the European, Australian and Far East Markets announces the promotion of Kuwait Boursa among the emerging markets.
2020 -- Kuwaiti cabinet approves an ad hoc committee for Covid-19 response guidelines.
2021 -- Kuwaiti footballer Bader Al-Mutawa becomes the dean of world footballers by playing a total 185 matches, overtaking Egyptian legend Ahmad Hassan. (end) mt