Today in Kuwait's History : 11/07/2024

KUWAIT, July 11 (KUNA)

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1985 -- Eleven people were killed and 89 others injured in terrorist explosions at two popular sea-front cafes in Sharq and Samliya areas, State of Kuwait.
1991 -- Fifty-four people, mostly Americans, were injured in a big fire at a weapons depot of the US forces in Doha area.
1994 -- The Public Authority for Youth and Sport allowed every local sporting club to bring two foreign players to their football teams, allocating 20,000 Kuwaiti Dinars (KD) for every club to hire the players.
2000 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed a law allowing establishment of private universities or branches of foreign universities. Majority of shares of these institutions, which contribute to higher and applied education, should be owned by Kuwaiti nationals.
2002 -- Kuwait's Khaled Al-Mudhaf won the Trap event at the World shooting Grand Prix in Finland, thus qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
2005 -- Murad Yusuf Behbehani, one of the first Kuwaiti businessman to import air conditioning units, watches and cars in 1940s, passed away at age of 86. Behbehani was the honorary consul of the Switzerland for more than 50 years, and chaired Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait between 1986-2003.
2018 -- Kuwait Environment Public Authority's (EPA) Environmental Monitoring Information System of Kuwait (eMISK) won the 2018 geographic information systems award, in a conference held in the US.
2019 -- Chinese Tsinghua University selected Kuwait University political sciences professor, Ghanem Al-Najjar, to be member of the higher academic committee of its international studies institute. (end) bs