Arab Times

Root ton sets up Poms’ series-levelling victory

England beat India by 86 runs LONDON, July 14, (AFP): Joe Root’s composed hundred laid the platform for England’s 86-run win over India in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday. Victory saw 2019 World Cup hosts England, first in the ODI rankings to India’s second, level the three-match …

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‘Lubnaaan!’ star Shakira sings at magical cedars

Beck embraces weirdo BCHARRE, Lebanon, July 14, (Agencies): Shakira performed at the ancient cedars of Lebanon on Friday in a mountaintop concert in the land of her ancestors. The Colombian singer-songwriter delighted a crowd of thousands gathered under the stars near the “Forest of the Cedars of God” in northern …

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‘Skyscraper’ towers over summer sequels

‘The Rock’ joining group that champions rights for disabled LOS ANGELES, July 14, (Agencies): A glance through the summer movie schedules reveals one rather depressing common denominator: every single big budget release is a sequel — apart from one. Dwayne Johnson cuts a solitary figure in that all-important late May …

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‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nods

Music stars Mars, Legend, Martin get Emmy noms LOS ANGELES, July 14, (Agencies): “Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year’s winner “The Handmaid’s Tale”, while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids …

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Historical curse on Iraq … from Nouman to Hajjaj to Saddam then Suleimani

IRAQ is being devoured by starvation and thirst and drowning in unemployment and darkness, although she’s third in the world in terms of oil reserves. This is not strange in a country whose leaders looted $200 billion in 10 years (2003-2013), and conscripted 50,000 shadow soldiers from their followers and …

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Pongky Strikers demolish Group 2 rivals to win champ’ship trophy

Ebonite, Asian Air Safari and COZMO semifinals Top 3 KUWAIT CITY, July 12: At the start of the first week team championship finals of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait-2018 Friendship Cup Team Tournament held at COZMO Entertainment Bowling Center Khaifan Branch, the teams vying for the championship as per …

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Kuldeep sets up India win over England ODI

Tourists beat hosts by eight wickets NOTTINGHAM, UK, July 12, (AFP): Kuldeep Yadav took six wickets as India overpowered England in the first One-Day International at Trent Bridge on Thursday. The left-arm wrist-spinner returned career-best ODI figures of six for 25 as England were dismissed for a mere 268 after …

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Saudi Arabia welcomes action against pirated sports channel

RIYADH, July 12, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a move by soccer’s governing body FIFA to take legal action against television channel beoutQ for illegally broadcasting the 2018 World Cup, saying it would support the kingdom’s efforts to combat piracy. FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday that it …

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Click ‘like’ for Burnham’s Eighth Grade

New Mission Impossible ups action with skydiving Cruise Not even Joseph Conrad had the courage to venture into that darkest of hearts: middle school. Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” however, plunges us into the day-to-day experience of a 13-year-old girl, Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) with just as much intensity as a …

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US first lady returns to int’l stage

Mrs Trump welcomed in Belgium with music, fashion BRUSSELS, July 12, (AP): US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America’s closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate. As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a …

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