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Buckingham, Fleetwood part ways

Underwood to perform at ACM awards LOS ANGELES, April 10, (Agencies): Lindsey Buckingham will have to go his own way. The singer-guitarist is out of Fleetwood Mac. The band said in a statement Monday that Buckingham will not be on their new tour. The announcement came in two terse sentences …

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Countries of the Blind (Part 2)

THE Islamic jurisprudence says the origin of things is the permissiveness not the prohibition, but we have reversed the rule and made almost everything forbidden. For example, women education is ‘haram’ since previously it was meant to be only for men, possessing books other than religious is haram, reading magazines …

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Kuwait hosts International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Supporting peace in sports movement around the world KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The Balsam International in partnership with the Kuwait Sports Club hosted the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace at the Kuwait Sports Club. This event comes as an initiative adopted by the United Nations during a …

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CBK win Kuwait Banks Club Cricket League

The Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Cricket Team won in the Kuwait Banks Club Cricket League 2017-18, defeating Boubyan Bank in a match at the Kuwait Cricket ground, whereas Kuwait Finance House took the third place. Present at the match were Sports Committee Chairperson Saud Al-Ali, Board Member of Kuwait …

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China blames US for the trade frictions, says negotiations currently impossible – Beijing unlikely to sell off US debt in trade dispute: researcher

BOAO/BEIJING, China, April 9, (RTRS): China stepped up its attacks on the Trump administration on Monday over billions of dollars worth of threatened tariffs, saying Washington is to blame for trade frictions and repeating it was impossible to negotiate under “current circumstances”. The comments come after US President Donald Trump …

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Arab economies grew by 1.4 percent in 2017

Following is the first part of Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) report on Arab Economic Outlook including forecasts of macroeconomic performance for Arab countries in 2018 and 2019. – Editor In line with its continuous efforts to support policymakers in the Arab region, the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) releases April edition …

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Saudi Arabia to debut at Cannes with its 1st national pavilion – After Oscar winner Get, could Quiet tickle Academy’s genre fancy?

LOS ANGELES, April 9, (RTRS): After recently lifting a local ban on movie theaters, Saudi Arabia has officially announced its debut at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival with a curated pavilion, industry panels for networking purposes and a selection of shorts. The Saudi Film Council, the Arab kingdom’s newly established …

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Cranston wins best actor at Olivier Awards – Hamilton takes home 7 prizes

LONDON, April 9, (AP): Historical hip-hop musical “Hamilton” took seven trophies including best new musical at British theater’s Olivier Awards, where women’s rights activists joined stage stars on the red carpet to support the Time’s Up movement. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about US founding father Alexander Hamilton was nominated in a …

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Novelist Hugo to become TV icon – Modernized ‘Les Miserables’ to pitch at Canneseries

CANNES, France, April 9, (Agencies): He is a human rights hero for his campaigning against the death penalty. Now the great French novelist Victor Hugo is about to become a television icon with a big-budget BBC adaptation of his masterpiece “Les Miserables” and an equally lavish series retelling his hugely …

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Countries of the Blind (Part 1)

THE genius English novelist, Herbert Wells, in 1904 wrote the wonderful short story ‘In the Land of the Blind’. The subject is related to mountaineer Nuñez, who with his friends try to conquer the summit of one of the mountains in Ecuador. One night he slips and falls down the …

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