Monday , February 19 2018

Arab Times

Chibok girls won’t return – Hand over children: Shebab

KANO, Nigeria, Jan 15, (AFP): Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. One of the students said: …

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Saudi begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 15, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theatre, after a 35-yearold ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom. The first permanent theatres could open as early as March, part of a liberalising reform drive that …

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Kuwait bag four medals in 7th Shooting Grand Prix

Al-Mudhif, Al-Hawwal, Arzouqi win gold, Sarah Al-Hawwal claims silver KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: Kuwait Shooting Team bagged four medals on the second day of the Seventh HH the Amir of Kuwait Shooting Grand Prix at Mayadeen Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex. Khaled Al-Mudhif, Shahad Al- Hawwal and Maryam Arzouqi …

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Al-Jahra win Kuwait Basketball Federation Shield

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: Al-Jahra won the Kuwaiti Basketball Federation Shield with 92-78 victory over Al-Qadsiya while Al-Kuwait claimed third position by beating Al- Nasr 79-41. Board Chairman of Kuwait Basketball Federation Dhari Al-Barjes, his deputy Sheikh Ali Al-Khalifa, and Chairman of Al-Jahra Sporting Club Deham Al-Shammari handed over the …

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Sheeran leads Brit Award noms

Swift, Lorde up for best int’l artist LONDON, Jan 14, (Agencies): Ed Sheeran’s latest best-selling album is up against four debut offerings at this year’s Brit Awards, including one by breakthrough pop star Dua Lipa, who also dominated Saturday’s nominations. Singer-songwriter Sheeran, whose “Divide” was the fastest-selling album ever for …

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Finance budgets for expat layoffs – Figures sought on Kuwaitization, indemnities

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: An official document which has been released by the government says Kuwaitization begins with the Ministry of Finance, reports Al-Anba daily. The document addressed the ministries and government agencies to coordinate with the Civil Service Commission to prepare a list of the number of expatriate staff …

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From Eisenhower to El-Sisi … a ‘renaissance’ made by generals of discipline, national loyalty

THREE months from now, Egypt will be heading to an historic event — the presidential election. Egyptians will choose either to complete the development process and State building or return to square one — after the uprising on Jan 25, 2017. Therefore, every Egyptian needs to read the modern history …

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Panel eyes citizenship for kids of foreign dads – Bedouns may serve in army

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: The government is keen on forming the National Commission for Human Rights, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Saleh. He disclosed the chairman and deputy chairman of the commission will be appointed within a month in accordance with the regulations, …

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Airplane makes emergency landing at Kuwait International Airport

KUWAIT CITY: A private smallsize airplane made an emergency landing at Kuwait International Airport due to a malfunction in its tires, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation said Sunday. The plane made an emergency landing due to a technical error in its tires, it added in a statement, and necessary …

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