Today in Kuwait's History : 26/01/2020

KUWAIT, Jan 26


1961 -- Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signs a print and publication law consisting of 45 articles, the first stipulates that freedom of print, writing and publication is guaranteed within the law.
1965 -- The National Assembly, or parliament, rejects an oil revenues distribution agreement submitted by major western oil companies because MPs believed it is unfair as it gives the firms more that what they deserve.
1985 -- Kuwait Foreign Ministry signs an agreement with the Arab center of medical documents and publications, establishing a headquarters of the center in Kuwait.
1987 -- Islamic summit concludes with participation of heads of state and government, as well as representatives of 44 Arab, Islamic and western countries.
1999 -- Bayan, a KD-three-million tug boat operated by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), sunk in Al-Ahmadi port after hitting the port. No one was hurt.
2010 -- Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor declares launch of Kuwait bar union, aimed at managing affairs of lawyers and organizing the profession.
2011 -- The National Assembly approves a bill over civil and social rights of Kuwait women.
2013 -- Kuwait Zakat (alms) House said it extended KD 13.606 million for illegal residents in the country in 2012.
2018 -- Kuwait Mission to the UN hands over a USD 2.397 million contribution to UN programs, funds and agencies to support their operations. (end)