Arab Times

No liberty for liberal society!!?

IN December 2017, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor officially recognized the formation of Kuwait Liberal Society (KLS). Since its recognition up to this day, the society has been the active flame for achieving the objective for which it was established — to enhance liberties in this country. Liberties …

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‘Misuse’ of cat’s eyes

Way too old White metal pieces (for roadside assistance) or cat’s eyes (a cat’s eye is a retro-reflective safety device used in road marking and was the first of a range of raised pavement markers) placed on roads to track vehicle routes and sometimes to ‘warn’ motorists to slow down …

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Rising fuel prices drive US wholesale inflation to its highest level in 6 years

PPI excluding food, energy, trade gains 0.1 pct WASHINGTON, June 13, (Agencies): A jump in fuel prices drove US wholesale inflation in May to its highest level in more than six years, signaling inflation may continue to rise, according to government data Wednesday. Meanwhile, wholesale prices for US-milled steel had …

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KIB successfully closes $250mn syndicated Murabaha facility

Stan Chart sole coordinating bank, FAB acts as Investment Agent Bank for deal KUWAIT CITY, June 13: KIB has successfully closed a US$ 250 million 3-year Syndicated Murabaha Financing Facility with a consortium of international and local banks, which was oversubscribed. Standard Chartered Bank was the sole Coordinating Bank, while …

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Family Business Council – Gulf welcomes new Chairman

Omar K. Alghanim elected as Chairman of Board of Directors of FBCG KUWAIT CITY, June 13: The Family Business Council – Gulf (FBCG), the leading membership organisation for GCC family businesses, has announced the appointment of Omar K. Alghanim as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Omar K. …

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Saudi to screen ‘The Message’ four decades after ban

Hungarian filmmaker tells domestic slave’s story DUBAI, June 13, (Agencies): “The Message”, Syrian-American director Moustafa Akkad’s epic film about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will be screened for the first time in Saudi cinemas on Thursday — four decades after an initial ban. “Knowing that there were so many difficulties… , now …

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‘Superfly’ sleek Blaxploitation remake

Director X’s “Superfly” transplants the 1972 Blaxploitation classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield’s soul score for Future’s hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original’s politically charged grit for shallow music-video indulgence. “He’s got a plan to stick it to the man,” went the ads for Gordon …

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Buck, Arthur in spontaneous alliance

Shinoda explores personal loss Mike Shinoda, “Post Traumatic” (Warner Bros.) “Post Traumatic” is the first album Mike Shinoda has released under his own name and it’s pretty obvious that this wasn’t the way he wanted to do it. It is a raw and painful tour through sorrow, created in the …

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Boubyan Bank hold off Holiday Inn to reach semis

Gulf Cables edge Libyan Union 2-1 KUWAIT CITY, June 12: The 39th Late Abdullah Meshari Al-Rawdhan Futsal Tournament will come to an end on Wednesday with the final matches for both senior and junior categories to be held on the ground of Kuwait Handball Association in Dai’ya area. Kuwait Steel, …

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Al Bastaki Hotel win 2nd HFC Cup

Four Season Hotel named Best Team Spirit KUWAIT CITY, June 12: The Hotels Football Championship (HFC) concluded with Al Bastaki Hotel who have been crowned the title after a great game against Safier Fintas Hotel. The 2nd HFC tournament was held in Sahet Mishref Playgrounds. Moustafa Sallam Founder & CEO …

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