Arab Times

Saudi Arabia win 3-day Gulf Junior Athletics Champ’ship – Kuwait capture 15 medals

KUWAIT CITY, April 8, (KUNA): Saudi Arabia won Saturday the Gulf Junior Athletics championship, held at Kuwait Amateur Athletic Federation’s track, trailed by Kuwait and Qatar respectively. Saudi Arabia won 28 medals during the three-day championship — eight gold, 13 silver and seven bronze. Kuwait won 15 medals — five …

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Atletico hold Real in fight for 2nd – CR7 on target

MADRID, April 8, (AFP): Cristiano Ronaldo’s 24th goal in 15 games for Real Madrid this year was not enough to earn his side a derby victory on Sunday as an Antoine Griezmann equaliser secured Atletico a 1-1 draw. Ronaldo followed up last week’s brilliant bicycle kick against Juventus with a …

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Al-Ahli Academy win SA Milan Championship Cup

Al-Ahli Football Academy of Kuwait Team (U14) won in Italy’s SA Milan Championship Cup, defeating AC Milan Football Academy of Kuwait by 5-1. The Al-Ahli players had a strong performance in the championship under their coach — Hisham Wajdi. The championship is considered the beginning of titles that Al-Ahli Academy …

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Al-Sabeeh stresses importance of Arab integration – Recurring crisis in Arab world ‘annihilated’ labor markets: Libyan minister

CAIRO, April 8, (KUNA): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh stressed Sunday the importance of attaining Arab integration in the labor field. Al-Sabeeh made her remarks to KUNA on the sidelines of her special honoring at the 45th session of the Arab …

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Cryptocurrency traders use old gold to draw Islamic investors – Rulings may influence acceptance of virtual currency in Gulf, Asia

In Dubai’s decades-old Gold Souk, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region’s top centre for gold trade, bullion is playing a new role in financial engineering. A local start-up company founded last year, OneGram, is issuing a gold-backed cryptocurrency — part …

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Trump sees trade deal with Xi – ‘Great future for both countries’

WASHINGTON, April 8, (AFP): US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he sees an end to the escalating trade dispute with China, after tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats that rattled markets. “China will take down its trade barriers because it is the right thing to do,” Trump said in a …

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Origins of Arabic

Dr Christian Robin delivered a lecture on the origins of the Arabic language at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre on Monday evening as part of the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season. Dr Robin is the director of research emeriti of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in …

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Ethics and religion

DIRECTOR of Technical Control for Electricity at the Ministry of Electricity and Water, Iqbal Al-Tayyar says the ministry has issued a number of citations against government institutions, including the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for failure to rationalize power and water consumption. This type of violation does not only …

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‘Felix’ romantic comedy thriller – Dockery receives first Variety Icon Award

LOS ANGELES, April 8, (RTRS): On a plateau high up in Andorra’s Pyrenees, Felix (Leonardo Sbaraglia) gets out of a car. There’s ice on the ground. But that does not explain entirely the way he walks, a near piteous shuffle, arms turned in, the gait of a meek man treating …

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Masigat shows she’s a singular voice – Drake drops new song ‘Nice’

Faustina Masigat, “Faustina Masigat” (Mama Bird) Faustina Masigat leans in on her debut album. The Oregon songwriter’s breathy alto sometimes drops to a near whisper, and she’s so close to the microphone that P’s pop; T’s too. Forte is not her forte. Listeners will lean in, too, for a concise …

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