Today in Kuwait's History : 24/05/2018

KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- 1952 -- Islamic Guidance Society began operation, specializing in cultural and Islamic affairs and offering seminars and lectures, as well as issuing "Irshad" magazine.
1959 -- Amiri decree 13/59 issued on traffic regulations and stipulating measures policemen are authorized to take to implement traffic laws.
1964 -- Kuwait ratified convention of the Arab telecommunications' union signed in Cairo on June 12, 1963.
1970 -- Kuwait Economic Society was declared.
1980 -- A Kuwaiti plane was hijacked en route to Beirut, with no injuries reported.
1997 -- Kathma Sports Club won His Highness the Amir's Football Cup.
1999 -- Kuwait Fiber-Optics Systems Company was founded with a capital of KD 3-5 million.
2005 -- Kuwait and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement for regulating leisure fishing activity in the submerged area falling near the divided zone between the two countries.
2008 -- Kuwait's Tareq Al-Qallaf snatched the gold medal in an international fencing competition for the disabled, held in Italy.
2016 -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah opened a new building housing offices of the National Assembly MPs and parliament staff.
2016 -- The National Assembly passed a draft law concerning the allocation of Kuwaiti citizenship.
2016 -- The National Assembly approved amendments into laws connected with money laundering and terrorism funding.
2016 -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and Sierra Leone signed a KD 6-million-loan agreement to fund a highway project in the West African country. (end) gta