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Tuesday , December 11 2018

International

Arab States Broadcasting Union re-elects Al-Awash

‘Crowning moment for Kuwaiti media’ Photo from the event TUNIS, Dec 10, (KUNA): The Arab States Broadcasting Union has re-elected current President Mohammad Al-Awash for a third term as an appreciation of Kuwait’s significant role in Arab media. “Such an exceptional re-election interprets Arab broadcasting authorities’ appreciation of Kuwaiti media,” …

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Nobel laureates urge world to help victims of rape in conflict

Iraqi Yazidi-Kurdish human rights activist and co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nadia Murad and Congolese gynecologist and co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Denis Mukwege pose after they were given their awards during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony 2018 on Dec 10 at the City Hall in …

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Taj Mahal ticket hiked for Indians

NEW DELHI, Dec 10, (AFP): Authorities have hiked fi vefold ticket prices for Indian visitors to the Taj Mahal, in the latest attempt to lower tourist numbers and reduce damage at the country’s top tourist site. Indians make up the majority of the Taj Mahal’s 10,000-15,000 average daily visitors. Nearly …

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Free refugee Bahrain footballer: Aussie FM

AlAraibi MELBOURNE, Dec 9, (Agencies): Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities on Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia and who has been detained in Bangkok since late November. Hakeem AlAraibi, a former member of Bahrain’s national soccer team who has been …

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‘Yellow vest’ crisis catastrophe

All eyes on Macron, Paris counts riot cost A man with a sign reading ‘Macron resign’ waves a French flag as ‘yellow vests’ (Gilets jaunes) protestors gather to protest against rising oil prices and living costs at the highway’s toll of La Barque, on Dec 9, near Marseille, southern France. …

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Leaders of GCC adopt Riyadh Declaration at end of summit

‘Full integration, single foreign policy’ His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with Saudi King Salman bin Abulaziz Al-Saud during the 39th GCC Summit held in Riyadh on Dec 9. RIYADH, Dec 9, (KUNA): Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries concluded their oneday summit in the …

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Kuwait joins 3 to block climate finding

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 9, (AP): Negotiators at the UN climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note Saturday when the US sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming. Scientists and campaigners expressed …

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Sanctions risk deluge of drugs, bombs, refugees: Iran

DUBAI, Dec 8, (RTRS): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a “deluge” of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if US sanctions weaken Iran’s ability to contain them. “I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran’s ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected … you will not be …

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Kuwaitis urged to stay indoors in France

Protestors wearing ‘yellow vests’ (gilets jaunes) demonstrate amid smoke during a protest against rising oil prices and living costs, near the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, on Dec 8. (AFP) KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: Kuwait repeated its calls for its nationals in France to exercise the “utmost caution and vigilance” …

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France holds 700 protesters, 31,000 join ‘yellow vest’

Riot police fire tear-gas canisters at yellow-vested protesters gathered on the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris, on Dec 8. (AP) An estimated 31,000 people joined “yellow vest” anti- government protests across France on Saturday, deputy interior minister Laurent Nunez said, adding that 700 people had been detained. “At the national …

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