Tuesday , October 17 2017

Arab Times

Won’t allow even a shadow of DAESH: Pak – Bomb kills pro-govt tribal elder in Pakistan

LONDON, Oct 4, (AFP): Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has said that his country wold not allow “even a shadow” of Islamic State and termed the group a greater threat than al-Qaeda. “As far as DAESH (Islamic State) is concerned, in Pakistan, even a shadow of DAESH would not …

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Hasina rejects IS link to foreigners’ murder – Security tightened for foreign envoys, foreigners

DHAKA, Oct 4, (Agencies): Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday dismissed the Islamic State group’s claim to have killed two foreigners, saying police still had no evidence to confirm the jihadist group was behind the murders. Her remarks came a day after 66- year-old Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio was shot …

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India’s full ‘Court’ press for elusive Oscar gold – Tamhane’s film depicts country’s labyrinthine legal system

LOS ANGELES, Oct 4, (RTRS): India has been sending submissions to Oscar’s foreign language category since 1957, but has scored only three nominations for “Mother India,” “Salaam Bombay” and “Lagaan” with none resulting in a win. This year’s submission, debutant Chaitanya Tamhane’s “Court,” an indictment of India’s labyrinthine legal system, …

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Tang looks for chemistry on set – Tamil-language ‘Radio Set’ a first for Busan

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 4, (Agencies): Chinese actress Tang Wei is not obsessed about finding the right role for her future film project. For the “Lust, Caution” star, it is the people she works with on a film set and the chemistry with them that counts. Tang shot to international …

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Busan marks 20 yrs with top 100 films – Japan’s ‘Tokyo Story’ among best 5 all-time movies

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 4, (AFP): Anew list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region’s increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan. The 20th anniversary of the Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea, marked its milestone with a poll …

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Opening of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre postponed to ’16

ABU DHABI, Oct 4, (RTRS): The opening of Abu Dhabi’s branch of the iconic Louvre museum has been postponed until next year because building work still needs doing, a senior official said on Saturday, the latest delay to the high-profile project. The museum was originally scheduled to open in 2012 …

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Dubai Ruler launches aid and development foundation

The Ruler of Dubai launched a new foundation Sunday to consolidate a range of existing charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually. The foundation is designed to act as an umbrella group for some 28 aid organizations and other initiatives that …

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Abu Dhabi’s ADWEA in talks with banks for $350 mln project bond

DUBAI, Oct 4, (RTRS): Monopoly utility Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is in talks with banks about issuing a project bond as early as this year to refinance debt used to construct a power and water plant, two sources aware of the matter said on Sunday. The offering …

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Kuwait’s Citizens Budget for FY 2015/16 released

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: Ministry of Finance recently released the Citizens Budget for fiscal year 2015/2016, which targets educating Kuwaiti citizens on the government’s overall revenues and expenditures. This, in turn, will enable citizens to have a better picture and understanding of State of Kuwait’s most pressing fiscal issues. It …

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Emirates airlines hints at no orders during Dubai Airshow – Decision next year

DUBAI, Oct 4, (RTRS): Emirates airlines indicated on Sunday that it won’t be announcing any big orders at next month’s Dubai Airshow and said it wouldn’t make a decision this year on whether to purchase Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 twin-aisle jets. Tim Clark, the airline’s president, asked at an …

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