Tuesday , December 12 2017

Arab Times

‘Unique talent’ wins world praise – From Palestinian refugee camp to int’l boutiques

JERASH CAMP, Jordan, Nov 27, (AFP): In a small workshop in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, Halima al-Ankassuri embroiders traditional patterns onto a blue shawl, destined for sale in an upmarket Paris, London or Dubai boutique. The 54-year-old mother of seven describes her work as “modern products with shimmering …

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How Genie made audience ‘laugh’ – Aladdin turns 25

LOS ANGELES, Nov 27, (RTRS): Before Disney’s animated blockbuster “Aladdin” had its premiere in Japan, directors Ron Clements and John Musker were told not to worry if the audience didn’t laugh. And it wasn’t because the Japanese performer who dubbed Robin Williams’ shape-shifting Genie didn’t capture the actor’s brilliant off-the-wall …

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Ahli United Bank organized ‘Ali Mansour Al Sarraf’ staff football tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: For the second consecutive year, Ahli United Bank announced that it had organized the “Ali Mansour Al Sarraf” football tournament amongst its employees from various departments and branches. The competition, which ran from Nov 12-22, 2017, took place at the football pitch located at the Kuwaiti …

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Ashwin breaks record as India crush Sri Lanka in 2nd Test – Hosts win by an inning, lead tourists by 239 runs

NAGPUR, India, Nov 27, (AFP): Spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin played down comparisons with Dennis Lillee after his record-breaking feat Monday helped India crush Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in the second Test. Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach 300 Test wickets, taking 54 matches to reach …

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2 runners die in Ethiopian road race

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov 27, (AP): Organizers say two competitors have died in the 10-km (6.2-mile) Great Ethiopian Run road race. Organizers didn’t identify the two runners or give causes of death. Police said medical experts suspect heart problems could be the cause of both deaths. On their Facebook page, …

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Improved earnings still signalling some softness – Kuwaiti companies continue to post rise in profits for first nine months of 2017

Listed Kuwaiti companies continued to post a notable rise in profits for the first nine months of 2017, though softness in business activity has affected revenue growth. The financial sector was the main contributor to the solid growth, with investment income benefiting from the stock market rally. Although results in …

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Kuwait bourse treads water in volatile trade – Americana tumbles 299 fils; Ooredoo gains

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Kuwait stocks trod water on Monday following last session’s upswing. The price index edged 2 pts lower in volatile trade to 6,254.67 pts amid mixed sentiment. The banking majors saw a slight pullback while some of the insurance shares soared. The KSX 15 benchmark dipped 9.1 …

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Efforts to hurt Qatar riyal could backfire on region – ‘Arab states trying to destabilise riyal’

DUBAI, Nov 27, (RTRS): Some Arab states are trying to destabilise Qatar’s riyal but efforts to drive down its value could backfire by hurting other dollar-linked currencies in the region, a Qatari central banker said. Khalid Alkhater, currently in Britain on leave from the central bank, was commenting on moves …

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Al-Abdulrazzaq wins Aquabike Grand Prix of Dubai

World jet ski champion, Yusef Al-Abdulrazzaq of Kuwait, won Aquabike Grand Prix of Dubai on Saturday, and maintained his top world championship standings. Al-Abdulrazzaq, speaking to KUNA, said he was proud to hear Kuwait’s national anthem when he was at the podium following his win, which maintains his world’s top …

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Al-Kharafi won Al-Rayyan International horse jumping championship

Ali Al-Kharafi receiving his trophy. Al-Kharafi, of Kuwait, won Al-Rayyan International horse jumping championship, crossing all 135-cm-high hurdles in 56.53 seconds without any mistakes. Qatari Awadh Al-Qahtani came second with 57.62 seconds and Kuwait’s Yara Al-Hunaidi came third after clocking 58.92 seconds. Al-Kharafi expressed, in a statement to KUNA, content …

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