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Qatar’s ‘Ajyal’ film festival shows 6 Kuwaiti short films

‘Made in Kuwait’ session sheds light on Kuwaiti cinematic vision DOHA, Dec 3, (KUNA): The Qatari ‘Ajyal’ Film Festival presented six short films by Kuwaiti directors in a special “Made in Kuwait” session to shine light on Kuwaiti cinematic visions. In a statement to KUNA on Sunday, film director at …

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Mattis in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Kuwait on Sunday as part of a regional tour. The US secretary was welcomed by Chief of the Kuwaiti Army General Staff Lieut Gen Mohammad Al-Khodhr, US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Sliverman and Assistant Chief of Staff for …

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Pope wept while meeting refugees – Ire over ‘Rohingya’ word

YANGON, Dec 3, (AFP): Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight. On Friday the head of the Catholic church met a group of refugees …

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Driving Licence & Article 17, 18, 20 and 22 residencies renewal online

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2 : General Department for Residency Affairs headed by Major General Talal Marafie, following the footsteps of the General Traffic Department that signed a contract with a Polish company to launch the electronic issuance of driving licenses, has signed a similar contract with an information technology company …

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Amir lauds UAE on National Day

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Saturday a cable to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nahayan, congratulating him on his country’s 46th National Day anniversary. In his cable, His Highness the Amir expressed his best wishes and praise to …

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UN says 17 World Heritage sites in Arab region are in danger

The new head of the UN cultural agency warned Thursday that 17 of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on its “danger” list because of conflicts. Audrey Azoulay, who took the helm of the educational, scientific and cultural agency known as UNESCO earlier this month, said …

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Pope meets Rohingya, wraps up tour of Asia – Gesture of solidarity

DHAKA, Dec 2, (AFP): Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. The Catholic leader visited a hospital in Dhaka run by the order of Mother Theresa on …

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Saudis intercept second Yemen missile

RIYADH, Dec 2, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, the second such attack this month claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The missile targeted the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, with authorities reporting no casualties, just hours after …

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Qatar among invitees to GCC summit in Kuwait

Gulf Cup deadline pushed back DOHA, Nov 30, (Agencies): Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday received an invitation from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to attend the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, to be held early next month in …

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Qatar Ajyal film festival honors ‘late’ Kuwaiti actor Abdulredha

Honorary award presented to Abdulhussain’s son DOHA, Nov 30, (KUNA): The Qatari Ajyal Film Festival honored Wednesday the late iconic Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha in recognition of his unforgettable works which enriched Gulf arts. An honorary award was presented to Abdulredha’s son Bashar during the inauguration ceremony of the festival …

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