Wednesday , September 19 2018

Arab Times

We are either patriotic Kuwaitis or otherwise

THE country is not a market for buying and selling; while sectarianism, tribalism and party affiliation take precedence over the country. You are either a Kuwaiti who puts patriotism above everything or not. The kind of contention over personal and electoral interests is not different from what was the trend …

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International Red Hockey Championship begins

KOC Greens dominate KIH KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: Following a long summer’s break, the International Red Hockey Championship 2018 (IRHC 2018) took off to a brilliant start. The brief inauguration began with a minute’s silence and a tribute to Mrs L. Pereira, a strong supporter of Hockey who passed away …

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Uruguay, Argentina rack up big wins

Neymar, Firmino on target as Brazil cruise over US LOS ANGELES, Sept 8, (Agencies): A Luis Suarez brace, the second a cheeky ‘Panenka’ penalty, helped Uruguay ease to 4-1 win over Mexico, while Argentina rebounded from a poor World Cup to thump Guatemala 3-0 in a pair of big friendly …

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Knee ends Nadal Open defence, Nishikori runs out of gas vs Nole

Del Potro to meet Djokovic in US Open final NEW YORK, Sept 8, (AFP): Juan Martin del Potro set up a US Open final clash against Novak Djokovic on Friday after defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal quit his last-four clash against the giant Argentine with a knee …

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Syria Sykes Picot in Idlib

AS THE banging of war drums starts in the city of Idlib in Syria, the concerned countries are preoccupying themselves with this intricate file to set up profit and loss accounts as a preliminary step towards preparing for the tug-of-war operation in that area. This war seems to precede the …

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Central Bank enjoying by watching Kuwait shylocks

MORE than one unequivocal Quranic verse prohibits usury. In simplest term, usury is when the rich exploits the need of the poor by lending him a certain amount on condition of repaying it with more than what he borrowed. There has been a huge protest by those who describe themselves …

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Labor law takes precedence over conflicting internal policies

Most employee and employer relationship disputes arise from unpaid wages. Some employers are using illegal practices to retain large amounts of money from their staff, such as, not paying employees for public holidays, not calculating salary and holiday time accurately and penalizing for tardiness beyond the labor law restrictions. Employers …

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Docus, politics dominate Toronto fest

Oscar voters sure to go gaga for Cooper’s ‘Star’ TORONTO, Canada, Sept 5, (Agencies): Hot documentaries, reboots of classic horror franchises, plenty of politics, and of course Oscar-bait galas will be served up at this week’s Toronto International Film Festival. More than 300 feature and short films from 74 countries …

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Arab cinema makes its mark at Venice Film Festival

Doha Film Institute repped by several pics at Venice fest LOS ANGELES, Sept 5, (RTRS): After its strong presence earlier this year in Berlin and Cannes, Arab cinema is represented at Venice by six titles hailing from Syria, Palestine, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, which all reflect the region’s politics albeit …

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A stirring tale of hope in ‘Angels’

Greengrass recreates Norway terror attack Life strives to grow, and flourish, amid catastrophic ruins in “Angels Are Made of Light”, James Longley’s stirring and gorgeous documentary about young students and teachers trying to maintain hope in Kabul. As with his prior “Iraq in Fragments,” the director offers a multitude of …

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