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Arab Times

Criminal suits vs Lankan envoy – Groups cite 2009 war crimes

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29, (AP): Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his Asian nation’s ambassador to Brazil and five other countries in Latin America. The suits against Jagath Jayasuriya are based on …

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So Qatar does not cry over spilt milk

THE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven its strength and stability in the last 36 years. It has been like that since its early and tender age when it faced several quakes from both inside and outside, even by some member states, particularly Qatar, that attempted to undermine and dismantle …

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Expat … importance of health insurance

In a wealthy country that enjoys security, opulence and high individual income, it is natural for the people — in this case Kuwait, to live in comfort and security; hence, it is possible for some types of jobs to be done by expatriates, because such jobs are categorized as low …

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Kuwait’s Al-Thifeeri reaps third ME Rally Group N win in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Aug 28, (KUNA): Meshari Al-Thifeeri won the Middle East Rally’s Group N for the third time in his career after maintaining his lead in Lebanon on Monday. The Kuwaiti, who came fifth in the Rally of Lebanon, won the regional accolade leading his closest rival by a whopping 109 …

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Indonesian Embassy opens 2017 Independence Day Sports Fest

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: The Indonesian Embassy in Kuwait under the auspices of Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait Tatang Budie Utama Razak inaugurated last weekend the Sports Fest at the Al Nasser Sports Complex in Ishbilya in commemoration of the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. Razak welcomed all …

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Muguruza powers into US Open 2nd round – Kvitova wears down Jankovic

NEW YORK, Aug 28, (Agencies): Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza notched up her first ever victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a 6-0 6-3 win over American Varvara Lepchenko at the U.S. Open on Monday. Despite winning two grand slam titles, Muguruza has never felt at home at Flushing Meadows as …

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Burgan Bank dedicates six branches for special needs customers – Lender in full compliance with new banking guidelines set by CBK

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28:  Burgan Bank, a dynamic and progressive financial institution with a firm customer-centric approach, is pleased to announce the activation of a comprehensive plan to accommodate the financial requirements of its special needs customers. Catering to all segments of society, Burgan Bank’s latest offerings ensure a banking …

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Kuwait bourse retreats into red; volume shrinks – Humansoft Holding tumbles 131 fils; Ooredoo gains

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: Kuwait stocks sagged on Monday slightly trimming last session’s gains. The bourse fell 5.37 pts in choppy session to 6908.9 points even as the overall sentiment remained cautious ahead of the Eid holidays. The KSX 15 benchmark rose 0.78 pts to 988.75 points while weighted index …

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Kuwait credit growth at 3.6% in June – Household lending flat; private deposits post moderate decline

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: Credit saw a healthy gain in June, though growth slowed to 3.6% year-on-year (y/y) on base effects. The month saw a net gain of KD 388 million in credit, helping push 1H17 growth to an annualized 7.3% (year-to-date). Securities lending was an important source of gains …

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Hollywood confronts Trump era – Film on marathon bombing survivor to premiere at hospital

NEW YORK, Aug 28, (AP): FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights. Movies take years to make, but many of this fall’s films may feel almost preternaturally programmed for the President Trump era. Some …

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