Arab Times

Raf Simons ‘wins’ yet again at CFDA awards

Campbell ‘fashion icon’ NEW YORK, June 5, (AP): Designer Raf Simons scored a repeat win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony Monday night, again displaying his considerable influence in American fashion less than two years after taking the reins at Calvin Klein. “Thank you, women!” Simons said, accepting the prestigious womenswear …

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Actress on directing, stigma of failure

Foster plays strong woman in ‘Artemis’ LOS ANGELES, June 5, (AP): Writer-director Drew Pearce hadn’t even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller “Hotel Artemis” when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it. Foster said she’s done that quite a few times: It’s a strategy for …

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King Abdullah … this is the solution

THE Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, its people and its king deviated from the Arab norm — actually the Third World’s norm — in the recent protests which reflected awareness and excellence in dealing with a major crisis. Both the people and the authority dealt with the crisis by striving towards …

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Futsal Boutique, Al-Medmar outlast rivals

Kuwait Cables advance in second round KUWAIT CITY, June 5: Kuwait Cables reached the second round of the Late Abdullah Meshari Al-Rawdhan Futsal Tournament on its 19th day after defeating Wolver Hampton University. In the first game, the Futsal Boutique defeated Late Saad Al-Rasheedi team by three goals which were …

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Belgian police ‘detain’ 13 in match-fixing probe

BRUSSELS, June 5, (AFP): Belgian police on Tuesday held 13 people as part of a major international investigation into match-fixing in tennis, barely a month after a report warned of a “tsunami” of corruption in the lower levels of the sport. Officers swooped on 21 addresses in Belgium, while simultaneous …

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‘No room for power hungry’

‘Get rid of radicalism’ I concluded my article entitled ‘Forces of Darkness ….. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad’ on May 30 by requesting His Highness to strive to make great social, political, moral and human changes as a back for his project, if he wants this huge civilization project to succeed. This …

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Kuwait’s Q1 credit growth weakest since 2012

Money supply growth dampened by lower-than-expected seasonal jump in deposits KUWAIT CITY, June 5: Credit growth finished the quarter at 1.9% y/y in March, its weakest performance since January 2012. Modest business lending, a slight softening in household borrowing, and ongoing deleveraging by non-bank financial companies weighed on overall growth. …

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An opportunity for reflection

This is the fifth consecutive year I have written an article in the Holy Month of Ramadan for the Arab Times! This Holy Month comes every year to remind us of valuable meanings and teachings we sometimes get too busy in life to pay attention to. Kindness, compassion and reflection …

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‘Remittances of expats in Kuwait drop by 13 pc’

UN Special Rapporteur sends to MoI questionnaire on trafficking in humans KUWAIT CITY, June 4: The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, has sent a questionnaire to the Interior Ministry on trafficking in humans, reports Al-Anba daily. The responses to the questionnaire shall …

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Airlines adjusting fares, fleet as oil price increases

SYDNEY, June 4, (RTRS): Airlines are locking in fuel hedges, lowering capacity, raising fares and retiring older jets to cope with rising costs alongside the highest oil prices since 2014, industry executives say. The squeeze from fuel costs, which have risen much faster than ticket prices, poses a particular threat …

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