Today in Kuwait's History : 17/01/2021

KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -

1962 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed a decree approving the first government in Kuwait's history. The mandate of the 14-member cabinet was to word a constitution of the nation.
1981 -- Abdullah Al-Nouri, one of Kuwait's leading religious, literature and educational personalities, passed away at the age of 76. The deceased was head of Kuwait Radio in 1955.
1991 -- Operation Desert Storm to liberate State of Kuwait from the invasion of Iraq launched its first airstrikes. Up to 580,000 international forces have been deployed in the region to liberate Kuwait against 540,000 Iraqi troops.
2013 -- Kuwait handed over USD seven million to the UN to help the international agency provide services for the Syrian refugees.
2015 -- Al-Babtain Center for Burns and Plastic Surgery's surgeons carried out a new method to treat deformation in a skull of a patient.
2016 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah instructed the lowering of budget of Amiri Diwan and affiliate bodies due to the decline in oil prices.
2018 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) signed a 14.45 million Kuwaiti Dinars (USD 47.6 million) contract with a local company to build nine gas stations in different locations nationwide.
2019 -- Kuwaiti actor Hamad Nasser, one of the people who contributed to theater and art in general, passed away at the agency of 76.
2019 -- Kuwait donated USD five million to the UN refugees agency (UNHCR) to address needs of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. (end) bs