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Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah

(jā`bĕr är-äkh`mäd ä-säbä`), 1926–2006, emir of Kuwait (1977–2006). A member of Kuwait's ruling Sabah family, he was the third son of Sheikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (r. 1921–50). Beginning in the 1940s he held several positions in the Kuwaiti government, and soon established a reputation as a shrewd and perceptive politician. After the end of the British protectorate (1961), Sheikh Jaber became Kuwait's first finance minister, and during the 1960s he established a fund that eventually grew to $120 billion and proved invaluable in sustaining the country after Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in 1990. Jaber was appointed prime minister in 1965 and was named crown prince and heir apparent the following year. He became emir in 1977; eight years later he survived an assassination attempt by a Shiite militant. After the Iraqi invasion, he established a government-in-exile in Saudi Arabia, returning to Kuwait in 1992. He frequently clashed with parliament, dissolving it in 1986 and 1999, and actively supported giving Kuwaiti women the vote, which was finally achieved in 2005.
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2004 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued Amiri Decree 33/2004 to establish the Supreme Council for Planning and Development.
Riyadh, Rabi'II 05, 1437, January 15, 2016, SPA -- Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah expressed his congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the anniversary of his ascension to the Kingdom's throne.
After the liberation of Kuwait, in 1992 he became adviser to the office of the late Emir Shaikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
The last incoming state visit from oil-rich Kuwait was 17 years ago, when the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
He recalled the role of late leaders Hafez al-Assad and Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in establishing solid cooperation relations, stressing that the Emir's visit to Damascus comes within the framework of promoting the process of cooperation and building on what has been done in this regard.
1996 -- Public Awqaf Foundation held a ceremony honoring the Amir, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, after he was chosen as the philanthropist personality of 1995 by a British corporation based in Egypt.
1985 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues law 5/85 allowing appointment of students of Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training at state bodies, within Civil Service Commission provisions.
A luncheon was held in honor of His Highness the Prime Minister by Sheikh Ali Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Azayez farm in Al-Aabdali.
KUWAIT, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- 1982 -- Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued decree number 5/1982 for the establishment of Zakat (Alms) House as a public institution with an independent budget.
2005 -- Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah passes away at the age of 79 after serving as the 13th ruler of the State of Kuwait.
KUWAIT -- KUNA's Chairman and Director General Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah asserts that the march of late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah depicted Kuwait's modern history.
1999 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issues a law pertaining to intellectual property rights.