Today in Kuwait's History : 12/12/2018

KUWAIT, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- 1970 -- Amiri Decree number 110/70 was issued, transforming the Planning Council into an independent body annexed to the cabinet.
1976 -- An Amiri Decree was issued, forming the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
1981 -- Kuwait Banking Committee was established with the aim of consolidating cooperation and coordination between local banks in order to effectively contribute to enhancing the national economy.
1983 -- Six explosions rocked various places in the country while the seventh charge failed to explode. Two blasts targeted the US and French embassies, Kuwait Airport and residences of American technicians in Bidaa area. Four people were killed and 62 others were wounded. The Islamic Jihad movement claimed responsibility for the blasts.
1991 -- Kuwait took a USD 5.5 billion loan to finance reconstruction operations following the country's liberation from the Iraqi occupation.
1996 -- Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) announced that Kuwait had completed repayment of the international loan and its interest estimated at nearly USD 786 million.
1998 -- First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad AlSabah laid the cornerstone of the oil complex on the Arabian Gulf shore.
2000 -- Kuwait joined the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime.
2004 -- Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Kuwait on an official visit, making him the first high-ranking Palestinian official to visit the country after the Iraqi invasion.
2006 -- The conference entitled "NATO and Gulf Countries: Facing Common Challenges through ICI" was inaugurated in Kuwait under the auspices of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
2007 -- Kuwait's Shooting Team won first place in the men's skeet category at the 11th Asian Tournament held here.
2009 -- Kuwait athlete Abdullah Al-Thuwaini broke the world school record in the 100 meters backstroke swimming at the world tournament held in Qatar. He finished the swim in 55.85 seconds, improving on the previous record at 56.42 seconds.
2012 -- KFAED signs a loan agreement with Korea worth six million Kuwaiti dinars (USD 20.4 million) to finance a road project.(end).