|Date: 17/08/2012 Time: 10:00:00 AM
1990 -- US President George Bush orders American naval ships to enforce
United Nations' economic embargo against Iraq, authorizing the use of force
1995 -- Kuwait establishes diplomatic relations with the Republic of Guyana
in Latin America.
1996 -- Oil Minister Dr. Abdelmehsen Al-Midej reopens Kuwait Oil Company's
(KOC) oil exhibition that had been destroyed by Iraqi occupation forces in
2002 -- UNESCO's Executive Board approves the USD 500,000 "Emir Jaber Prize
for Research and Training in Special Needs Education for the Mentally
Disabled", honoring Kuwait's late Amir and 13th ruler Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad
Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The biennial prize is awarded alternately to Arab and
2002 -- The Republic of Benin inaugurates its embassy in Kuwait.
2002 -- A big blaze breaks out at gate five at Kuwait International Airport
and spreads to nearby gates, disrupting traffic at the airport.
2010 -- HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah orders the
increase of donations to Pakistan to USD 10 million, in aid of those affected
by the floodings that led to the evacuation of more than 14 million people
from their homes.