Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah


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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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1996 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issues law establishing a telecommunications company, of which 75 percent of shares were floated for public subscription.
King Salman receives Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in Riyadh on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Kuwaiti ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held here yesterday a dinner banquet in honor of the Speaker of Shura Council.
President Sooronbai Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to the Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah over the death of his sister, Shaikha Fariha Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.
The Crown Prince was received upon his arrival at Amiri Airport by Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait; Sheikh Thamer bin Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Saudi Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Permanent Representative to the Arab League Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Qattan; Saudi Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Dr.
1979 -- The Amir, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, issues decree by law approving two agreements on traffic flow and traffic signs.
Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa received at his office here today Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer bin Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
1987 -- Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issues decree regulating national aviation transport.
Riyadh, Jumada I 2, 1435, Mar 3, 2014, SPA -- Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, received at Al-Yamamah Palace here today Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer bin Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
1980 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issues a decree into law, approving an accord for establishing the Arab Gulf University.
Salem Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Adviser at the Prime Minister's Divan; and Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
1984 -- Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued a law on shareholding companies and stock exchange.