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Tuesday , December 11 2018

Arab Times

‘Bridging the religious gap’

Human and moral disgrace that afflicted us as a homeland and citizens is about to vanish with the approval of a bill by the Legislative Committee that has been submitted to the National Assembly which calls for granting citizenship to non-Muslims and the abolition of the bill which was passed …

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FBC holds one day tourney

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) held a one day badminton tournament on Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally with veteran and amateur badminton players participating in the event. Participants in the Advanced, Intermediate and Beginners categories respectively battled it out for …

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India’s Kom wins record 6th world boxing gold

NEW DELHI, Nov 24, (AFP): India’s Mary Kom on Saturday became the most successful female boxer in world championships history after clinching her sixth gold medal in New Delhi. The 35 year-old beat Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota 5-0 in the final of the 48kg category contest in front of an electric …

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Spurs end Chelsea unbeaten start

Man City, Liverpool cruise as Man Utd stumble LONDON, Nov 24, (Agencies): Tottenham inflicted Maurizio Sarri’s first competitive defeat as Chelsea boss to leapfrog their London rivals into third in the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Wembley that barely reflected Spurs’ dominance. Dele Alli and Harry Kane put …

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Kuwaiti Cultural Week in Rome kicks-off with arts expo

ROME, Nov 24, (KUNA): An exhibition, featuring pieces created by female artists, kicked started Saturday the Kuwaiti Cultural Week in Rome. Ambassador to Rome Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Sabah inaugurated the event. The exhibition was attended by head of International Relations at the Italian Minister of Culture Rosanna Binacchi, Arab League …

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Thai director turns back on junta-run homeland with new film

‘Burn the Stage’ gets an encore in cinemas around the world NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand, Nov 24, (Agencies): Wearied by the creative constrictions of junta-run Thailand, Palme d’Or-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is making his next feature in Colombia with Tilda Swinton, but promises to bring his key themes – ghosts, memory …

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Paris Opera keeps crafts alive

Talent behind the scenes At the Paris Opera, people often say that for the curtain to rise on its stars, the talents of 100 different trades are needed behind the scenes. Thanks to an academy, founded in 2015, to preserve some of those specialised crafts, Brazilian Tulio Morais will finally …

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Al-Mu’tamid Ibn Abbad enlisted the services of the marabout ‘Brotherhood’ who snatched his government and banished him

HISTORY abounds with lessons on how countries change from one situation to another, and how a ruler should protect his country against dangers. The story of Al-Mu’tamid Ibn Abbad, ruler of Seville and Cordoba, is probably a lesson needed by some Arab nations that seem to be striving for self-destruction …

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Eliminating violence against women

GENDER-based violence is an affliction that has no place in civilized society. It is a scourge that affects women of every race and ethnicity, every social class and religion, and in every country around the world. We must work together to eliminate it. Each year, on Nov 25, we commemorate …

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The various … abhorrent faces of racism

Sometimes, I wonder if we are racists and if we do not accept others. Do we actually discriminate people on the basis of religion, ethnicity and skin color? Do we claim civility and open-mindedness while at the same time we lie to ourselves and are the first to believe in …

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