Today in Kuwait's History : 09/05/2021

KUWAIT, May 9 (KUNA) --

1960 -- State of Kuwait joined the World Health Organization (WHO).
1968 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company exported the first shipment from Shuaiba Refinery to Japan.
1998 -- Head of the Palestinian Hamas movement, Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, arrived in Kuwait to be the first Palestinian official visiting the Gulf nation following the 1991 liberation of Kuwait from Iraq's occupation.
1998 -- Kuwait National Assembly approved establishment of a KD-50-million portfolio within the Industrial Bank to support small enterprises. The fund has a 20-year mandate.
2006 -- Qadsia SC won His Highness the Crown Prince Football Cup after beating Kuwait SC 3-2 in penalty shoot-out.
2016 -- Kuwait SC won VIVA football League after beating Sulaibikhat 1-0.
2016 -- Kuwait Environment Public Authority won the environmental information system (eMISK) in a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.
2017 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah placed foundation stone of Kuwait International Airport's new Terminal, executed by Turkish Limak Construction. The ceremony was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
2018 -- Kuwait Information Ministry launched a service that would enable visually impaired to following TV.
2019 -- Kuwait SC won Kuwait Football Association's (KFA) Premier League after beating Samliya SC 4-1. (end) bs