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Sunday , November 18 2018

Arab Times

Qaboos’ symphony of human and country’s development

THE Sultanate of Oman is celebrating its national day amid progressive development which has been continuing for the past 48 years. Throughout this period, the country recorded the highest rate of integrated development in human resources and construction, and balanced foreign policies which are based on constructive cooperation with all …

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Creed II goes more than the distance

Sequel honors the past The weight of legacy hangs heavily over “Creed II”. Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would …

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‘Speed Kills’ a biopic-slash-thriller

Another deadly Travolta dud There have been many ups and downs in John Travolta’s career, which currently rests in a valley equivalent to the one he’d hit just before “Pulp Fiction” a quarter-century ago. You might think anything would be an improvement after “Gotti”. Yet the new “Speed Kills” not …

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‘We the Animals’ tops Spirit Awards nominations

‘Of Fathers and Sons’ bleak look at kids training for jihad A group of children giggle as they play in a dusty, barren landscape near their home in northern Syria, but this is no ordinary game of catch, for their ball is a live bomb. The macabre game of chicken is …

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S. Africa too strong for Australia in rain-hit T20

Morris claims two key wickets GOLD COAST, Australia, Nov 17, (AFP): Speedster Chris Morris claimed two key wickets as South Africa strangled Australia to a 21-run victory in their rain-reduced Twenty20 international on the Gold Coast on Saturday. The South Africans easily protected their 108 for six total off 10 …

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Philippines, Thailand maintain perfect start

Thailand’s Korrakot Wiriyaudomsiri scored direct from a corner as the holders beat Indonesia 4-2 in the Asean Football Federation Championship on Saturday, while Sven-Goran Eriksson notched up his second win in a row as Philippines coach. Korrakot curled in his left-foot effort to cancel out Zulfiandi’s long-range opener for Indonesia …

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England sniff victory after Mathews wicket in second Test

Sri Lanka 226 for 7, need another 75 runs to level series KANDY, Sri Lanka, Nov 17, (AFP): Spinners led by Jack Leach helped England close in on a series-clinching victory after Sri Lanka lost a fighting Angelo Mathews for 88 in the second Test on Saturday before rain stopped …

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Gaza … Iranian-Israeli post office

TEHRAN’S idea of escaping forward through Palestinian blood being spilled in Gaza is no less hideous than the escape of the Israeli government from internal problems. The most pressing among these problems is the investigation being conducted on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a corruption scandal. Both situations involve a …

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‘Far from the eye and heart’

MANY consider the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh a remote and strange area although it is adjacent to the airport. Many do not know its exact location, and do not think about visiting even if an international exhibition of watermelons is held there. This occurs in a country where the area allocated for …

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THE AL-SABAH COLLECTION

DAR AL-ATHAR AL-ISLAMIYYAH The embrace of time As the world gets shallower and bite-sized, retaining our ability to take a close look at the past becomes more and more important, and therein lies the importance of individuals like Salam Kaoukji with their humanistic and enlightened approach to history and art. …

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