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Friday , November 16 2018

Arab Times

Discriminative embarrassing law

ONE of many amendments to the Kuwaiti Citizenship Law was issued during the term of one of our Parliaments which went and will never be missed. According to that embarrassing uncivilized amendment, it is not allowed to grant Kuwaiti citizenship to anyone except a ‘Muslim’. This amendment, which was promoted …

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‘More than oil & dollars’

In his book ‘The Gulf Moment in Contemporary Arab History’, the Emirati academic Abdul Khaliq Abdullah says: “No observer will search for anything in the current Arab reality in terms of playing the fundamental role to determine the fate and pathways of the countries of the region after the epicenter …

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Foy trades Elizabeth for Lisbeth

‘Shrek’, ‘Puss in Boots’ getting rebooted No, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” isn’t a Spider-man spinoff about a young woman ensnarled by Peter Parker. But you’d be forgiven for thinking the latest, revamped iteration of Stieg Larsson’s thrillers has some superhero DNA. This, Lisbeth Salander’s third big-screen incarnation in …

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Bollywood’s ‘Thugs of Hindustan’ battles the British

‘Breaking Bad’ movie in the works MUMBAI, Nov 7, (Agencies): Bollywood’s answer to “Pirates of the Caribbean”, the swashbuckling, star-studded “Thugs of Hindustan” sails into cinemas on Thursday, battling British colonisers on a quest for loot and box office records. This year’s big release for India’s Diwali festival, the seafaring …

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Douglas gets star on Walk of Fame

Megastar honored for his 50 years in show business LOS ANGELES, Nov 7, (Agencies): Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday in honor of his 50 years in show business. The megastar was joined at the ceremony by his 101-year-old father and …

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Kuwait win another gold at shooting championships

Al-Awaad bags two silver medals KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6, (KUNA): Young Kuwaiti marksman Ahmad Al-Awaad clinched two silver medals for Kuwait on a day which saw the hosts also claim a gold at the Asian Shotgun and Air Rifle Championships on Tuesday. Abdullah Al-Rashidi, Saud Habib and Mansour Al-Rashidi combined …

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Countdown to the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon begins

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: The countdown to Gulf Bank 642 Marathon has begun. Taking place on November 17th, 2018, the race serves as a qualifying race for international marathons, and with just days to go before the event, don’t forget to register by Nov 16, 2018. The race consists of …

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Mercedes ready to wrap up 5th successive title in Brazil

Bottas seeking his first win of 2018 LONDON, Nov 7, (RTRS): Lewis Hamilton is celebrating his fifth Formula One world championship already and Sunday should see Mercedes catch up with their driver by securing a fifth successive constructors’ title in Brazil. Only Ferrari have enjoyed such a previous run, with …

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Franklin docu to finally see the light

‘Amazing Grace’ important part of singer’s legacy NEW YORK, Nov 6, (Agencies): More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer’s estate and film …

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Springsteen, Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of “Working on the Highway” and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans. Springsteen, a vocal critic of several …

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