Sunday , October 22 2017

Arab Times

B’wood turns spotlight on real-life mafia dons – ‘Daddy’ Gawli’s biopic

MUMBAI, Sept 6, (AFP): A movie about the life of a notorious Mumbai mafia don comes out in Indian cinemas this week as Bollywood steps up its long-held fascination with the financial capital’s criminal underworld. “Daddy”, a biopic on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, hits screens Friday before the release later this …

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Inhuman, skewed eclecticism

Whenever our brothers in humanity, children of Adam and Eve, encounter any devastating misfortune, we are obliged by our emotions, feelings and conscience to do something regardless of their origin or ethnicity. In the past months or few days now, we have seen our brothers and sisters in humanity and …

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Saudi Arabia, SKorea qualify for WC – China out

JEDDAH, Sept 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006 by beating Japan 1-0 in Jeddah on Tuesday to claim a place at the finals in Russia next year. The Saudis join Iran, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium and hosts Russia in …

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Del Potro set up Federer US Open showdown – Pliskova books last eight date with Vandeweghe

NEW YORK, Sept 5, (AFP): Juan Martin del Potro shrugged off sickness to save two match points and defeat Dominic Thiem in a five-set US Open epic on Monday to book a quarter-final showdown with five-time champion Roger Federer. Argentina 24th seed Del Potro claimed a heroic 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 …

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‘Doping doctor’ jailed for nine months

CAEN, France, Sept 5, (AFP): Former cycling medical advisor Bernard Sainz, alias Dr Mabuse, 74, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Tuesday for inciting amateur riders to cheat with drugs. Deputy prosecutor Josephine Lecardeur said eight witnesses had implicated Sainz as being the kingpin in a doping network. …

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Kuwait, Saudi bourses gain in August

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” recently released its Monthly Market Research report. In this report, Markaz examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region as well as the global equity markets for the month of August 2017. Markaz report stated that the performance of MENA markets were …

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Kuwait index ‘lifted’ by FTSE hopes; volume up – Agility gains 15 fils; Zain slips

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Kuwait stocks pulled higher on Tuesday as it re-opened after the five-day break. The price index climbed 28.46 points to 6,920.56 points buoyed by FTSE inclusion hopes and survey report showing rising investors’ bullishness over Kuwait shares. The KSX 15 gauge rose 7.18 pts to 992 …

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India ‘freezes’ bank accounts of suspected shell companies

NEW DELHI, Sept 5, (RTRS): India has frozen the bank accounts of 209,032 suspected shell companies as part of a crackdown on illegal transactions and tax evasion, the finance ministry said on Tuesday. The latest action against shell companies — which have no active business operations or assets — comes …

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Lawrence gets the chills in horror story ‘mother!’ – Aronofsky’s film mind-bending weirdness

VENICE, Italy, Sept 5, (Agencies): Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, a horror story that escalates from menace to mayhem to mind-bending weirdness, has provoked strong reactions at the Venice Film Festival. Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” stars Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple living in that horror-flick staple, an isolated old house. …

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Lambert leads nominees for country music awards

Miranda Lambert led the pack with five nominations for Country Music Association awards on Monday, with Little Big Town and Keith Urban earning four nods each. Lambert was nominated for song and single of the year for “Tin Man”, and also earned nods for album, female vocalist and best video …

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