Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Uited Arab Emirates

  • saudi arabia

    saudi arabia
    Saudi Arabia joined the invasion of Israel.
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  • Kuwait

    The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) was founded as the world’s first sovereign wealth
    fund. In 2008 its assets were estimated at $200 billion.
  • OPEC formed

    Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela formed OPEC. Fuad Rouhani (1907-2004) of
    Iran served as its 1st secretary-general. In 1964 he was succeeded by Abdul Rahman Bazzaz
    of Iraq.
  • Kuwait

    Kuwait regained complete independence from Britain along with Qatar, Bahrain
  • Kuwait

    A Kuwaiti vote opposed Iraq’s annexation plans.
  • kuwait

    Kuwait passed a law requiring women to get their husband's signature to obtain a passport.
  • Kuwait

    select few were eligible to vote. Power rested with the royal family.
  • saudi arabia

    King Faisal bin Abd al-Aziz defied Islamist opposition and introduced women’s
    education and television. There were 70 female university students in Saudi Arabia.
    In 2001 the number reached 200,000, 54% of the student population.
  • United Arab Emirates

    Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (d.2004) became the ruler of Abu Dhabi. In 1971
    he founded the United Arab Emirates.
  • United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan recognized the Taliban
    after they seized the Afghan capital Kabul. All three countries cut ties with the Taliban
    after it sheltered al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks
    on the US.
  • saudi arabia

    Three bombs, one a car bomb, went off in the Saudi seaport town of Jidda.
    One outside the US Embassy, one at Grove Int'l, an American construction comp., and
    one at the US Military Training Mission.
  • Kuwait

    OPEC, the Arab oil-producing nations, announced they would begin cutting back on oil
    exports to Western nations and Japan. The next day, the five Arab members of the OPEC
    committee were joined in Kuwait by the oil ministers of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya,
    and Syria. The result was a total embargo that lasted until March 1974 and caused oil prices to
  • saudi arabia

    , Arab oil-producing nations announced they would begin cutting back on oil
    exports to Western nations and Japan; the result was a total embargo that lasted until
    March 1974.
  • saudi arabia

    King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a nephew with a history of mental illness.
    The nephew was beheaded the following June
  • saudi arabia

    Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, was beheaded in a Riyadh shopping center
    parking lot for killing his uncle the
  • Saudi Arabia

    Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia proposed an 8-point peace
    plan to end the Arab-Israeli conflict. It was adopted by the Arab
    League after some controversy.
  • United Arab Emirates

    Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004), United Arab Emirates President, urged in
    5 other Arab monarchies (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) to form the
    Gulf Cooperation Council. The unified economic agreement between the countries of the
    Gulf Cooperation Council was signed on 11 November 1981 in Riyadh.
  • Saudi arabia

    King Khalid of Saudi Arabia died at the age of 69; he was
    succeeded by a half brother, Crown Prince Fahd.
  • United Arab Emirates

    The UAE announced that it would buy 80 F-16s from the US for about $7 billion.
  • Kuwait

    A cease-fire was declared between Iraq and Iran. Iraq re-asserted its claim to Kuwait.
  • Kuwait

    On the first day of Operation Desert Storm, US-led forces hammered Iraqi targets in an
    effort to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. A defiant Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declared that the
    “mother of all battles” had begun. Iraq attacked Israel with ten Scud missiles. The
    US Patriot defense missile was used in battle for the first time to shoot down a
    Scud fired at Saudi Arabia.
  • kuwait

    Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate.
    The day came to be known in Kuwait as “Black Thursday.” 330 Kuwaitis died during
    the occupation and war. Sadam Hussein, leader of Iraq, took over Kuwait. G. Bush led
    an inter-national coalition for sanctions and a demand for withdrawal. The Iraqis were
    later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.
  • Saudi Arabia

    As the Persian Gulf crisis deepened, American forces began taking up
    positions in Saudi Arabia; Iraq announced it had annexed Kuwait as its
    19th province; President Bush warned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that
    "a line has been drawn in the sand."
  • kuwait

    At the start of a three-day conference in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, the crown
    prince of Kuwait promised greater democracy for the emirate if it were freed from
    Iraqi occupation.
  • kuwait

    Iraq ended curfew in occupied Kuwait, but began calling up army reservists in their thirties.
  • kuwait

    Hundreds of foreigners flew out of Iraq and Iraqi-occupied Kuwait,
    ending four months of captivity following Iraq’s invasion of its oil-rich neighbor.
  • Saudi arabia

    French forces unofficially started the Persian Gulf ground war by
    crossing the Saudi-Iraqi border. Lessons learned in the savage 1972
    Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji in the Gulf War almost
    two decades later.
  • United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

    recognized the Taliban after they seized the Afghan capital Kabul.
    All three countries cut ties with the Taliban after it sheltered al-Qaida leader
    Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the US.
  • United Arab Emirates

    The UAE signed a $6.4 billion contract to buy 80 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets.
  • Kuwait, saudi arabia, United arab Emirates

    Six Persian Gulf nations (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and
    the United Arab Emirates) signed a regional defense pact.
  • Unite Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut relations with Afghanistan’s Taliban government.
  • Saudi arabia, united arab emirates and kuwait

    The 6-member Persian “Gulf Cooperation Council” (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
    Saudi Arabia, UAE) met in Jidda and pledged support for an int’l. Coalition against terrorism.
  • United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates called for Saddam Hussein to step down, the first Arab country
    to do so publicly.
  • United Arab emirates and kuwait

    The United Arab Emirates won support from Kuwait and Bahrain in its call for
    Saddam Hussein to quit power to avert a war.
  • saudi Arabia

    In Saudi Arabia women until this year were legally
    required to conduct business through a male agent.
  • kuwait

    In Kuwait lawmakers agreed to permit women to vote and run in local
    council elections, although the measure requires more legislative action before it
    becomes law.
  • Saudi Arabia

    The Saudi government ordered a Jiddah chamber of commerce to allow female
    voters and candidates.
  • kuwait

    Kuwaiti women voted and ran as candidates for the first time in a municipal election
    in the conservative country's capital, but initial reports indicated not many women
    were casting ballots.
  • kuwait

    Kuwait’s top investment bank, Global Investment House, said it had defaulted on most of
    its $3 billion in debt, raising concerns that other Arab Gulf financial firms may follow
    as the global financial crises spreads through the region.
  • kuwait

    Kuwait's highest court ruled that women lawmakers are not obliged by law to
    wear the headscarf, a blow to Muslim fundamentalists who want to fully
    impose Islamic Sharia law in this small oil-rich state.
  • United Arab Emirates

    Dubai inaugurated the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, hoping to shift international attention away from the Gulf emirate's deep financial crisis and rekindle the optimism that fueled its turbocharged growth. The name was secretly switched from Burj Dubai and unveiled to the public as the Burj Khalifa, after the emir of Abu Dhabi and UAE president Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, has arrested scores of suspected militants accused of plotting attacks on oil and other installations in the kingdom, Saudi media reported on Wednesday
  • Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia says it has arrested about 50 Saudis and dozens of Yemenis suspected of plotting attacks on oil facilities.