Monday , February 19 2018

Arab Times

KSE indices wind up last week on mixed note

Boursa Kuwait ended last week with mixed performance. The Price Index closed at 6,196.50 points, down by 0.69% from the week before closing, the Weighted Index increased by 0.70% after closing at 398.78 points, whereas the KSX-15 Index closed at 908.54 points up by 0.25%.Furthermore, the week’s average daily turnover …

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Gomez ‘honors’ Raisa for her life-saving gift – Singer finds ‘opening’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (Agencies): Selena Gomez received top honors Thursday at the annual Billboard Women in Music event, but the singer felt the recognition may have been misplaced. “To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life,” a tearful Gomez said of …

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DFC offers fresh takes on ME maelstrom – Dubai Int’l Film Fest build bridges to awards organization

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (RTRS): Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas (“Ladder To Damascus”) is among the thirteen Arab film directors that have made the cut to tap into the funding and networking opportunities provided by the Dubai fest’s Dubai Film Connection co-production platform. Malas who is considered Syria’s best-known filmmaker, …

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HBO film looks at legendary Post editor Bradlee – ‘Ben’s whole life was about getting to the truth’

NEW YORK, Dec 2, (AP): The White House is hostile to the press, public figures misbehave and a vital Washington Post is at the center of the national conversation. Think any of those things are new? HBO’s film on the legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee proves otherwise. “The Newspaperman: The …

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Yemen stands up to agents of Iran

MISTAKEN is anyone who thought that the coup coalition in Yemen will continue indefinitely or the Houthi side gained trust. Hence, what transpired in Sanaa and their expulsion from it was expected. In fact, it is a natural move for Yemenis to uproot this group for bringing corruption and havoc …

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Welcome to dignified Lebanon

IT IS not surprising that Iran meddles in the internal affairs of Lebanon easily since all nooks and crannies of the country are blurred, while their ears are blocked. They listen to all whispers coming out of every Arab nation or monitor every minor thing to prove their obedience to …

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Museum churches, massacre mosques

WE hope the massacre that ‘DAESH’ carried out in the northern part of Sinai’s city of Arish, where more than 300 people lost their lives and many others were injured, will awaken the conscience of their colleagues in the fanatic extremism movement. We still remember with astonishment the comment made …

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Conflict reveals shortfall in law regulating publications

LAST week has been a difficult, stressful frustrating time for the writers who just issued their new novels, short stories books, historical books or any type of written productions, the International Book Fair was held in Kuwait leading to expose an aggressive reaction taken by the Ministry of Information’s “Department …

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Join DIFF for cinema under the stars – 8 free screenings to bring The Beach at JBR to life

DUBAI, Nov 29: Everyone’s favourite free-to-attend open air cinema is back as The Beach Screenings, in partnership with Meraas, return to The Beach opposite JBR for a coming together of top international and regional films for all to enjoy — for FREE. Residents, visitors and tourists can enjoy all the …

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Egyptian diva Shadia dead

CAIRO, Nov 29, (AP): Shadia, an Egyptian actress and singer who captivated millions for decades, has died. She was 86. Born Fatimah Shaker but known throughout her career by her single stage name, Shadia suffered a stroke this month and later went into a coma. She died late on Tuesday. …

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