Arab Times

Jordan crisis and the Fourth Circle

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use”… Danish Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi The World Bank negatively affects any country it finds itself. Whenever you see revolutions and disputes in poor countries, seek out the World Bank. …

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History of mastic gum

Not an Arab commodity Recently I bought a pack of bubble gum or mastic, which we cannot manufacture even the equivalent of it in spite of we constantly boasting about our civilization and beliefs, customs and traditions sometimes we are far better than Japan and Germany. When I read the …

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World Bank forecasts 1.9% 2018 growth for Kuwait, 3.5% in 2019

GCC states projected to rise to 2.1% in 2018 and 2.7% in 2019 KUWAIT CITY, June 7: The World Bank has forecasted continued growth for Kuwait at 1.9 percent this year, rising to 3.5 percent in 2019 and falling to 3 percent by 2020, reports Al-Rai daily. The World Bank …

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Trump ‘requested’ Saudi oil support before Iran decision

Riyadh shifted position after call: sources DUBAI/WASHINGTON/LONDON, June 7, (RTRS): A day before US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world’s largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply. Riyadh, Tehran’s …

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Kuwait stocks close week on high note; volume slips

Humansoft surges 120 fils; Zain shines Kuwait City, June 7: Kuwait stocks end firmly higher on Thursday to close the week in positive territory. The All Share index climbed 19.55 points to close at 4,805.52 points even as some blue chips closed mixed. The Premier Market index jumped 28.81 points …

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Rogers docu beautiful day in ‘neighborhood’

Marley biopic planned So accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Fifty years after he made his public television debut, Fred Rogers remains aloft: a pure and gentle soul …

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The Night of Power – al-qadr

‘Equal to a thousand months’ THE chapter (surah) on the Night of Power (Al-Qadr) was revealed in Makkah, and its basic theme is honoring the revelation of this blessed book, the Holy Quran. The Night of Power or honour is a special gift only to the community (Ummah) of Islam. …

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‘Ocean’s 8’ covers familiar territory

Starry charm full of memorable characters Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Eleven” remake is a hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense script full of memorable characters, dizzyingly complex logistics and lively filmmaking that Soderbergh himself couldn’t even recreate in the two …

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Jurassic 2 leans on nostalgia & ‘tactics’

Welcome surprise Here’s the good news: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is more fun than “Jurassic World.” It’s not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A. Bayona, with Chris Pratt’s high-wattage charisma on full blast and a fair amount of self-aware …

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‘Great talent who had immeasurable impact on fashion’

US designer Spade found dead at 55 NEW YORK, June 6, (Agencies): Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion known especially for her sleek handbags, was found dead Tuesday in her New York apartment. She was 55. A police spokeswoman said Spade had committed suicide, but …

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