Thursday , January 18 2018

Arab Times

Bitcoin suffers dramatic price plunge in Asia

EU seeks ‘urgent’ response to bitcoin bonanza TOKYO, Dec 20, (AFP): Bitcoin prices plunged about 15 percent in Asian trade Wednesday before recouping some of the losses as investors apparently took fright at news that a South Korean exchange had been hacked. The unit, which hit a record $19,500 at …

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Kuwaiti equities head south; volume shrinks – UPAC dives 85 fils; NBK gains

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Kuwait stocks headed south on Wednesday, snapping the six-day gaining spree. The bourse clawed back from a mid-session dive to close 36.16 points down at 6,384.48 points as investors toed caution heading into year end. The banks and other heavyweights were mostly muted. The KSX 15 …

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Kuwait seek 11th Gulf Cup title – Teams start arriving for tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20, (KUNA): Despite a short preparation period, Gulf Cup hosts and all-time champions Kuwait are hungry to win the illustrious football title for a record 11th time. Kuwait enter their first competition after a two-year competitive ban was lifted by football’s world governing body FIFA earlier this …

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Hosts Kuwait look to reclaim the glory days

Can Saudi youngsters make an impression? KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The Gulf Cup of Nations in Kuwait, Khaleeji 23, kicks off on Friday with the host nation taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening match before the UAE and Oman face off in Group A’s second fixture. The competition may …

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Rahul & Chahal hand India big win in 1st Sri Lanka T20

Sharma hails wrist spinners after hosts outplay tourists by 93 runs CUTTACK, India, Dec 20, (AFP): Skipper Rohit Sharma Wednesday lauded the wrist spinners for their wicket-taking abilities after Yuzvendra Chahal powered India to their biggest Twenty20 win, as the hosts outplayed Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first …

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DAESH & Ku-Klux-Klan

One of the participants to a European economic policy forum, told the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubair: “In fact, DAESH is an Islamic product. The organization has attracted people with psychological problems, adventurers, disgruntled people in the Middle East and Europe, and that what DAESH calls for is derived from …

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A commanding beggar

THE beggar I refer to here is Abu Hamza Al-Masri who Great Britain sheltered, fed and clothed, he and his family, and the man later turned against the host country by inciting ignorant young British men to turn against their country and against the entire Western civilization. It is yet …

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MPs’ proposals aim for domestic consolidation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The MPs, during today’s session of the National Assembly, approved six recommendations and discussed a second parliamentary request of enhancing national unity, reconciliation and consolidating the domestic front in the midst of several internal and regional dangers. The first recommendation called for the adoption of legislation …

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PAI pays KD 15 mln for citizens health insurance project – Expatriates to benefit from ‘Dhaman’ hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Public Authority for Investment (PAI) has paid KD 15 million on behalf of citizens for a 50 percent share in the health insurance project called “Dhaman”, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the authority took the step in preparation for the initial public …

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