Today in Kuwait's History : 18/12/2018

KUWAIT, Dec 18 (KUNA) -- 1990 -- Having failed to invalidate the Kuwaiti identity, the Iraqi regime occupiers declared extending grace period for substituting the Kuwaiti identity cards.
2000 -- Kuwait joined the Arab Business Council (ABC), founded in Cairo for boosting investments and trade among Arab countries.
2002 -- Seaside Marina Mall was opened. Construction of 60,000-sq-m mall cost approximately KD 50 million (USD 165 million).
2004 -- Kuwait Airways celebrated its 50th anniversary, honoring personalities who witnessed its development -- namely the Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who was serving as minister of finance at the time.
2005 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued a decree forming Wataniya Airways as a shareholding company, with a KD 50 million (USD 165 million) capital.
2011 -- The cabinet approved a bill calling on citizens to elect their representatives for the National Assembly 14th legislative term. Voting date was set on February 2, 2012. An Amiri Decree, issued on December 6, dissolved the Parliament.
2014 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) lent the Ivory Coast KD seven million (approximately USD 23 million) as a contribution to funding a water project in east of the African country.
2014 -- Kuwait Airways, as part of a plan to upgrade its fleet, received the first A-320 aircraft from Airbus.
2015 -- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in the district of Al-Ardhiyah. (end) rk