1960: Abu Iyad traveled with Arafat to Kuwait in late 1960; Abu Jihad, also working as a teacher, had already been living there since 1959.
1973: In 1973–74, Arafat closed Black September down, ordering the PLO to withdraw from acts of violence outside Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
1989: On 2 April 1989, Arafat was elected by the Central Council of the Palestine National Council, the governing body of the PLO, to be the president of the proclaimed State of Palestine.
1990: In 1990, Arafat married Suha Tawil, a Palestinian Christian when he was 61 and Suha, 27.
1995: On 24 July 1995, Arafat's wife Suha gave birth to a daughter in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
2003: His support from Arab leaders tended to increase whenever he was pressured by Israel; for example, when Israel declared in 2003 it had made the decision, in principle, to remove him from the Israeli-controlled …