Friday , September 21 2018

Arab Times

‘Shu qoul … shu haki’

AN esteemed columnist said: We see that majority of the columnists are pessimists in their articles; whereas life is full of beautiful things, why don’t we highlight the beautiful side of life? I want to say to our colleague: We are optimistic by nature. What brought us to the abyss …

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The heads of foxes

‘Are liberals good enough’ I have no doubt about the sincerity of Hamas and ‘dedication’ of the spokespersons of the Muslim Brotherhood Bloc in Kuwait to defend and respond to anyone who tries to criticize them. In response to our article in which we described those crying over Kuwait as ‘foxes’ …

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Japan crush Costa Rica in dream start for Moriyasu

China’s soccer dream more elusive than ever after latest flops OSAKA, Japan, Sept 11, (AFP): Japan gave Costa Rica the runaround in a 3-0 home victory Tuesday as Hajime Moriyasu got off to a winning start as head coach of the Blue Samurai. Sho Sasaki’s header was turned into his …

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Governing body defends umpire after Serena flap

Australia paper defends Williams cartoon despite outrage LONDON, Sept 11, (Agencies): The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the US Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.” Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times …

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Record-breaker Anderson ends India resistance

England win series 4-1 LONDON, Sept 11, (AFP): James Anderson became the most successful fast bowler in Test history when he sealed England’s 118-run win over India at the Oval on Tuesday. With just one wicket to fall, and Anderson needing one more to break the record of 563 he …

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Garner seeks revenge in ‘Peppermint’

‘Bloody, gruesome but psychotically theatrical’ The insane revenge movie “Peppermint” starts to make a lot more sense when you realize that it was directed by the man who brought us “Taken” (Pierre Morel) and written by one at least partially responsible for “London Has Fallen” (Chad St. John). It’s a …

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‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack

Redford bids farewell to acting with throwback crime caper TORONTO, Canada, Sept 11, (Agencies): A hard-to-watch telling of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India in Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai” provoked tears and cheers at its world premiere at the Toronto film festival. It is an “anthem of resistance,” the Australian …

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John starts long goodbye

McCartney not done yet Paul McCartney, “Egypt Station” (Capitol) Let’s get the titillation out of the way: Yes, Paul McCartney has a song on his new album in which he sings, “I just want it fuh you,” but it certainly sounds like something else. Maybe it is. And, no, the …

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Shakespeare balloon

Reaching the top A friend sent me the following text: Quote: ‘Shakespeare wrote in one of his books: If I had a son I would try to make most of his games balloon by buying it constantly. The game of balloon will teach him a lot about life. It will teach …

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State should not overly restrict people’s right to speak

Every September, the world celebrates the International Day of Democracy by finding ways to invigorate democracy and overcome the systematic challenges it is facing. Kuwait’s democracy is at the highest level among Arabian Gulf countries as people can criticize the action or decisions of others. They are free to comment …

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