Dec. 13, Egyptian poet Ahmad Shawqi passes away

1920 – League of nations establishes Int’l Court of Justice in The Hague.

1974- Malta becomes a republic.

1988- Late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat delivers a speech before the UN General Assembly in Geneva.

1996- Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan elected as the United Nations Secretary General.

2003- Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein arrested in Tikrit.

1957- Lebanese singer Majeda al-Roumi was born.

1932- Egyptian poet Ahmad Shawqi, nicknamed “the prince of poets”, passes away.

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