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‘Girls of the Sun’ divides Cannes – Kurdish women fighters film sparks row

CANNES, France, May 13, (Agencies): A harrowing film about Kurdish women fighters taking on Islamic State jihadists sparked a furious row between critics at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday — with some being accused of misogyny. “Girls of the Sun”, which follows a platoon of Yazidi women battling the extremists …

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Tuned to terrain, tradition

Performing arts of the Arabian Peninsula rich and dynamic Dr Lisa Urkevich presented the last lecture of Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season, discussing the music and tradition of the Arabian Peninsula at the Yarmouk Cultural Center on Monday evening. Dr Lisa Urkevich is Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology and …

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KIPCO reports net profit of KD 5.64mn for Q1

Total revenue rises 13% to KD 171mn KUWAIT CITY, May 13: KIPCO — the Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) — announced a net profit of KD 5.64 million ($18.8 million), or 1.53 fils per share ($0.51 cents), for the first three months of 2018, an increase of 11 percent over the …

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German online bank ‘uses’ Bitcoins to transfer loans

BERLIN, May 13, (RTRS): German Radoslav Albrecht has founded an online bank that allows clients to transfer loans anywhere in the world using Bitcoin. Bitbond uses cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to bypass the Swift international transfer system to lend money across the globe rapidly and at low cost. “Traditional money transfers …

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Zain main sponsor of 39th Al Roudhan Football Tournament

Event comes under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced its main sponsorship of the 39th edition of Al Roudhan Ramadan Football Tournament for the third consecutive year. The event comes under the patronage …

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Expats focus of MP jobs ire

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: MP Safa’a Al-Hashem has called on the government to replace expatriate employees in various State institutions with Kuwaitis. She pointed out the expatriate employees in these institutions are the ones identifying the needs of ministries for supervisors according to the replies of ministers to the questions of …

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Fine upto KD 6,000 to be imposed for incorrect or fake news

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Items on the agenda of the parliamentary session slated for Tuesday includes the 54th report of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of law number 31/1970 amending certain provisions of Penal Code number 16/1960. Article One of the bill stipulates adding a …

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Kuwait’s Minister hopes Duterte to facilitate complete removal of ban on Filipino workers

KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al-Jarallah affirmed that the Philippines delegation led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Cayetano will forward all necessary recommendations and information concerning the signed agreement to President Rodrigo Duterte to facilitate complete removal of ban on the deployment of Filipino workers, reports Al-Qabas …

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Amir hails municipal poll – Winners urged to contribute to welfare of homeland

KUWAIT CITY, May 13, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations to the winning candidates of the 2018 Municipal Council Elections on Saturday night. He expressed best wishes for the new members of the Council and hopes they will be able to contribute …

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‘State Treasury expects to make $2b following application of VAT’

KD 20m of MoH’s budget to be spent towards contracts, deals KUWAIT CITY, May 13: The State Treasury expects to make $2 billion following the application of the value-added tax (VAT), reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources from the Ministry of Finance. The sources pointed out the ministry has estimated its …

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