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“Watch” rare photos of the sister of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad, during the invasion A nation is tweeting out of tune


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Kuwaiti activists circulated pictures of Sheikha like Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, sister of the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawwaf, revealing her role during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

Fake identity and weapon

Sheikha Amthal al-Ahmad is shown in the circulating photo, while she is training in the use of weapons, and wearing what resembles army uniforms. She is in possession of a forged ID to facilitate her transportation with the resistance, in the name of Munira Abdulaziz Al-Adwani.

Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad played a major role in the resistance, as it was stated in the book “On the Brink of War” that she had recruited an Iraqi engineer to supply. The resistance, with the Iraqi movements, and on the morning of the invasion, encountered a crowd of Kuwaitis at the Kaifan outpost trying to find out the truth and what was happening.

“I am the sister of the prince.”

Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad stopped her car to address and calm them, saying: “Do not think that the Al-Sabah family has abandoned you, I am the sister of the Emir. I am here with you and I will stay with you. ”

It is worth noting that Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad (73 years) is one of the daughters of the tenth Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, from his wife. Maryam Mariet Al-Huwailah, head of the Kuwait Voluntary Work Center

Amthal Al-Ahmad received a BA in Business Administration from the College of Commerce, Economics and Political Science at Kuwait University in 1979. Then she obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Commerce at Ain Shams University in Egypt.

Head of the Voluntary Work Center

Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad participates in many conferences and seminars specialized in environmental matters. She also has great activities in the field of environmental protection in Kuwait. And also in the campaign to rationalize the use of water, and obtained membership in a number of local and international associations and organizations. Until she was appointed in 2004 as head of the Voluntary Work Center.

In addition, the likes of Al-Ahmad assume the presidency of the media committee in the committee to prepare for the celebration of the golden jubilee of independence and the passage of 20 years of liberation.

Sheikha, like Al-Ahmad, was related to her cousin, Sheikh Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and they had five children, then separated from him.

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait

And the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Iraqi army launched an attack on Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and the military operation lasted two days and ended. Iraqi forces seize all Kuwaiti lands on August 4.

Then a mock government headed by Colonel Alaa Hussein was formed during August 4-8 under the name of the Republic of Kuwait. Then, on August 9, 1990, the Iraqi government announced the annexation of Kuwait and the abolition of all international embassies in Kuwait.

In Taif, Saudi Arabia, the Kuwaiti government was formed in exile, where the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, was present. And Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah and many ministers and members of the Kuwaiti Armed Forces.

The Iraqi occupation of Kuwait lasted for a period of 7 months, and the occupation ended with the liberation of Kuwait on February 26, 1991 after the Second Gulf War.

Kuwaiti National Day

On February 25 of each year, the State of Kuwait and its Prime Time Zone celebrate the “Kuwaiti National Day,” which commemorates its independence day on June 19, 1963.

Social networking sites in Kuwait witnessed celebrations and interaction by the tweeters with this national anniversary.

The tweeters launched a tag entitled “Kuwaiti National Day,” which is topped the list of the most popular hashtags in the country.

Kuwaiti National Day is considered an official holiday, and it is a celebration of the country’s independence from the United Kingdom.

This National Day is celebrated on the twenty-fifth of February every year.

Kuwait’s independence in the era of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem

Kuwait gained its independence on June 19, 1961, during the reign of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.

The anniversary of that date witnessed the first Kuwaiti celebration of Independence Day.

Kuwaitis held the Kuwaiti Independence Day on June 19 of each year between 1962-1964.

Whereas, on May 18, 1964, a Kuwaiti Amiri decree was issued to merge the Independence Day with the sitting of Prince Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Saba, which corresponds to February 25 of every year since 1965.

The anniversary of the National Day this year coincides with very difficult economic conditions that Kuwait suffers from.

The Kuwaiti government has submitted to the National Assembly a draft of an urgent law providing for the amendment of the Future Generations Reserve Act, to ensure empowerment. The government has withdrawn an amount not exceeding 5 billion Kuwaiti dinars (16.5 billion dollars), to meet any emergency deficit afflicting the state.

The draft law, which “Watan” was able to review, stated: “The economic conditions that the State of Kuwait is going through were due to. The sharp decline in oil revenues, and is expected to continue for many years.

Reserve for future generations

He continued: “With what may negatively affect the state’s general reserves and the scarcity of cash liquidity, which may result in a deficit in financing the state’s general budgets. The present bill has been prepared to amend some provisions of Decree Law No. 106 of 1976 in the matter of reserves for future generations in order to allow for facing this deficit in the state’s public budgets.

This law caused a wave of controversy among Kuwaitis on the communication sites.

And those who launched a hashtag entitled “Reserve_Future_Generations_” tweeted dozens of tweets rejecting the law, which threatens security. The economist of Kuwait, they said.

5 billion dinars annually

The law allows the government to withdraw 5 billion dinars annually from the state’s general reserve, with a requirement to reduce expenses and expenditures.

Kuwait suffers from a large deficit in the public budget for this year, due to the repercussions of the Corona pandemic and the drop in oil prices. Which is one of the basics of Kuwaiti income.

Immediately after the government announced the introduction of the law to amend the future generations reserve law, parliamentarians attacked the proposed law and confirmed. They will never accept it.

MP Faris Saad Al-Otaibi commented on the matter that this law is flawed and that the National Assembly will not allow it to pass.

As for MP Thamer Al-Sweit, he confirmed that he would reject the law.

The approval of the National Assembly is required to pass the law, and for it to become enforceable and enforceable with the Kuwaiti government.

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