Arab Times

Gulf Bank edge Boubyan Bank for title

For the seventh time in its history, Gulf Bank emerged victorious after defeating Boubyan Bank with a score 2-0 in the final match of the Banks Football League which was held at Sabah Al-Salem Stadium in Arabian Club. According to a press release, the league was organized under the patronage …

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Man Utd keep City waiting for title – Everton hold Liverpool

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, April 7, (AFP): Paul Pogba spoiled Manchester Citys anticipated Premier League title party by scoring twice in two minutes as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win a thrilling derby 3-2 on Saturday. Chris Smalling completed the comeback that looked so improbable when City were well …

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Kuwait pledges $680 mln in loans to Lebanon – Paris conference raises over $11bn to help economy

BEIRUT, April 7, (RTRS): Kuwait pledged to lend Lebanon $680 million on Friday during a conference in Paris at which the Lebanese government is seeking support for a capital investment programme to boost its economy, Raed Khoury, the economy minister, told Reuters. Lebanon won aid pledges exceeding $11 billion at …

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Bahrain’s oil discovery to be ranked among top oil reserves – New era of prosperity on the horizon

Bahrain’s first oil discovery in 1932 was so huge that BP, the international oil company, did not want to participate in Kuwait’s oil concession with the Gulf oil company. Bahrain was among the top Arabian Gulf oil producers along with Iran and Iraq prior to any oil discoveries in Saudi …

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Crude drops on Trump’s latest China trade threat – Gold swings higher

LONDON, April 7, (RTRS): Oil prices fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump’s threat of new tariffs on China reignited fears of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Trump said on Thursday he had ordered US trade officials to consider tariffs on an extra $100 billion …

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50 sashes of challenge donned with blood … and ‘Al-Seyassah’ continues

WE always start our day by promising that tomorrow is another day of another challenge, and only another challenge preoccupies us. It has been like that for the past 50 years of the ‘Al-Seyassah’ course of challenges and consistency of its principles. We want it to be the image of …

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‘A Quiet Place’ a monster thriller – Blunt incredibly talented: Krasinski

LOS ANGELES, April 7, (RTRS): John Krasinki doesn’t normally watch horror movies. So when the time came to direct “A Quiet Place,” a monster thriller set in a world where nobody is allowed to make any noise, he had to cram. “I watched all these incredible modern horror movies like …

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‘Season’ highlights female empowerment – Tear-drenched sports melodrama

‘The Miracle Season’ is a sports film — and by that, I don’t just mean that it’s a drama sprinkled with faith-based fairy dust (though you don’t have to look hard between the lines to see that it is). I mean that it’s a movie of fundamentalist feel-good fervor. Set …

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Cardi’s ‘Invasion’ fierce, personal – Singers reimagine John hits on 2 albums

NEW YORK, April 7, (AP): The anticipation around Cardi B’s debut album has been scorching hot, so when breakthrough artist finally debuted the full album, she told the DJ to make sure the sound level was perfect. “DJ, make it a little loud ’cause I don’t feel it in my …

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Why Lebanon?

THE Lebanese Parliament passed incentives to foreign ownership, which included granting every Arab or foreigner who owns a housing unit, starting from $500,000 in Beirut and $330,000 outside, permanent residence for him and his wife and children. Our friend the captain commented on the news, saying that he was surprised …

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