Today in Kuwait’s history

KUWAIT, 1967 — The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al?Salem Al?Sabah issues decree assigning Sheikh Saleh Mohammad Al?Sabah as Deputy Chief of Staff, Kuwait Army’s Al?Yarmouk Brigade, as part of a collective Arab military effort to defend Arab lands.

1985 — The Kuwaiti Squash and Tennis union was established.

1986 — An Amiri decree was issued for the establishment of a Council for Nutrition Affairs, to be charged with mapping out the general nutrition policy in Kuwait and work out plans aimed at promoting healthy diets for citizens.

1996 — The National Assembly approves a bill to ban co?education at Kuwait University, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training and private schools, giving the government a five?year grace period for implementation.

1997 — The International Epidemics Office elects Kuwait’s representative Dr. Sultan Al?Khalaf as chairman of the regional committee of the bureau. Kuwait became the first Arab Gulf country to chair the commission.

2013 — Kuwait and Iraq sign agreements for border maintenance during a visit of Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.

2013 — Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development sign a USD-85-million agreement with Yemen to help reconstruct areas affected by the 2011 conflict.

Source: Kuwait News Agency