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This day in Kuwait''s history.

KUWAIT, Nov 24 (KUNA) --

1960 -- The Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, issues decree 48/1960

on the internal statute of the Council of Construction, Development and

Economy. The council, tasked with planning the country's development, is

headed by Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, and groups Humoud Al-Zaid Al-Khalid,

Khalifa Khalid Al-Ghunaim, Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Bahar, Yaqoub Yousef

Al-Hamad, and Yousef Ibrahim Al-Ghanim.

1961 -- The current Kuwaiti flag, bearing four colors, is placed on all

governmental facilities in a grand ceremony.

1965 -- Kuwait's 11th Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, passes away

of a heart attack after ruling for 15 years. He is succeeded by Sheikh Sabah

Al-Salem Al-Sabah on the same day.

1966 -- Somali Embassy is inaugurated in Kuwait.

1968 -- First Malaysian ambassador to Kuwait presents his credentials.

1997 -- The Ministry of Interior names the police academy after the Crown

Prince and Prime Minister, Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, in

appreciation for his efforts in this field.

1998 -- The National Assembly votes in agreement for broadcasting all

parliamentary sessions via Kuwait Television.

2001 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) forms an emergency team

aimed at protecting the lives of workers in the oil refineries from dangers

they might face in their jobs.

2002 -- Actress Suad Abdullah is nominated UNICEF goodwill ambassador in


2002 -- Cabinet appoints Dr. Saafaq Al-Rukaibi as Director General of

Kuwait Stock Exchange.

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Date:Nov 24, 2009
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