|Date: 25/06/2012 Time: 09:00:00 AM
1956 -- Summer clubs are unprecedentedly opened in Kuwait to help
schoolchildren spend their leisure in useful activities.
1961 -- Iraqi ruler Abdulkarim Qassim, during a news conference at
headquarters of the Iraqi defense ministry, unveils his colonial intentions
and policy of blackmail against the State of Kuwait, alleging that Kuwait was
part of Iraq. The government of the State of Kuwait issues a statement
affirming its sovereignty and determination to defend its territory, noting
all peace-loving nations would back its endeavor to preserve the independence
of the homeland.
1973 -- Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues law no. 19 on
preserving oil wealth resources and organizing relations between the
government and companies working in the oil sector.
1980 -- An Amiri decree is issued establishing a six-million Kuwaiti dinar
pharmaceutical industries company.
1981 -- Five explosions rock interior security buildings, a number of
touristic sites, and a power station. There were no injuries.
1990 -- Kuwaiti businessman, Khalid Al-Yousif Al-Mutawa, passes away at the
age of 78, he was head of the orphans directory, member of the municipal
council, and of the Gulf Bank founders.
1992 -- An explosive device goes off near the houses of Sheikh Mubarak
Sabah Al-Naser and a Kuwaiti medical college professor, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer,
killing an Iranian gardener at Al-Sabah's house.
2000 -- Kuwait witnesses its worst oil catastrophe as a gas leakage causes
a massive blast in the oil refinery of Al-Ahmadi, killing five people and
injuring 50 others.
2001 -- The National Assembly unanimously approves a draft law revoking
articles of a decree by law that organizes compulsory military conscription.
2001 -- The assembly approves a law specifying number of people that are to
be granted Kuwaiti citizenship, setting that to a maximum of 2,000 in the year
2001 -- The National Assembly approves a law on regulations relating to
drafting of budgets and closing accounts.
2004 -- The Kuwaiti Union of Investment Companies was proclaimed.
2004 -- Qadsiyah Sports Club becomes the first Kuwaiti club to nab the
title of three championships in one season after winning the Fahad Al-Ahmad
football championship, the Amir's Cup, and the Crown Prince Cup.
2005 -- Parliament unanimously approves a draft law regulating athletes
going professional in both the first and second deliberations.
2007 -- National Assembly discusses a grilling motion against oil minister,
Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, presented by MPs Abdullah Al-Roumi, Adel
Al-Sarawi, and Musallam Al-Barrak, accusing him of failure to uphold duties
and abuse of power as well as trying to affect public opinion on an ongoing
case involving embezzlement of state funds.
2008 -- Interior Ministry announces results of the complementary elections
in the fourth constituency with Hisham Al-Baghli winning the vote.
2009 -- Voters head to polls to elect 10 members of the Tenth Municipal
2010 -- The Amir issued decree 51/2010 to establish a fund managed by the
Ministry of Finance to deal with Kuwaiti citizens' consumer loans.