Arab Times

Not all true in country’s financial status

“People don’t like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug,” French writer Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896). By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi The contents of some news bear more comedy than seriousness. One of the most notable suppositions is that the financial status of any country is considered a …

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When bell tolls ‘time’

Time marches on, waiting for no one, answerable to none, and never to return. Precious as it is, it cannot be hoarded. It will quietly slip by, unless we are prepared to appreciate its value and accrue benefit from it. Time deserves respect, and saying that it should not be …

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‘The societies I have lost’

‘Hotbeds of corruption’ In the early 1980s, I was among those residents of Jabriya who sought to establish a cooperative society. I was elected chairman of the board of directors by acclamation. Here lawyer, Mustafa Al-Sarraf, who was one of the founders, asked me if I could give him the …

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Zain launches 1st integrated 5G network in Kuwait

‘Fifth generation technologies will contribute to digital transformation & prosperity of Kuwait’ KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Zain, the largest telecommunications company in Kuwait, has launched the first integrated 5G technology on its network, which will provide high-speed communications with high efficiency. Fifth-generation technology represents a quantum leap in the operational …

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Impact of trade war risk in FX market seen ‘marginal’

Positive performance in safe haven currencies could continue By National Bank of Kuwait United States Trade war was the dominating theme last week as the Italian political crisis took a back seat after the populist government was formed. The US had given temporary exemptions for the EU, Canada and Mexico, …

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Music just another way to express herself

There’s no place to hide: Johansson NEW YORK, June 3, (AFP): “There’s really no place to hide.” So says Scarlett Johansson, movie maven, Avengers heroine and millionaire Hollywood actress as she contemplates the Time’s Up revolution following the demise of Harvey Weinstein. “It’s quite shocking to see the results of …

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Muslims of China

The Muslim community in China is very large and diverse and includes many ethnic groups such as the Uighers, Tatars, Uzbeks, Kazakhs and so on. Furthermore, they are spread all over China with especially large concentrations in Beijing, Shaanxi province, Yunnan province, and the western provinces. The Muslims in China …

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KNPC set to float KD 2.5 mn tender

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has set June 17 as the date to float a tender worth KD 2.5 million to supply spare parts of turbines and compressors for gas operations at Ahmadi Refinery. According to sources, the tender for gas turbines comes in conjunction with …

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No fears over Jordan

PROTESTS against the proposed tax bill and increase in fuel prices, which Jordan has been witnessing in the past few days, should not be gauged from a single angle – magnitude of pressure due to the livelihood crisis that the country is going through. It is vital to acknowledge that …

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Egyptian TV series sparks wide debate

Author surprised for stir-up KUWAIT CITY, June 3: A scene from the Egyptian TV series “Under Ground” starring Emir Karara with a group of Egyptian and Arab stars and a Turkish actress has sparked wide debate between Cairo and Kuwait, and ignited the social media platforms despite premiering the series …

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