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Arab Times

Pakistan says won’t go to World T20 without security guarantee – ‘Threats from extremists are concerning’

ISLAMABAD, March 10, (AFP): Pakistan’s interior minister Thursday ruled out sending the national cricket team to India for the World Twenty20 until security assurances come from New Delhi, saying the threats from extremists are concerning. The Pakistan team were due to fly out on Wednesday to play in the World …

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Players shocked, saddened by Sharapova’s ‘big mistake’ – Racket sponsor backs tennis star despite failed drug test

INDIAN WELLS, Calif, (Agencies): Agnieszka Radwanska said she was “shocked, like everyone else” when Maria Sharapova revealed Monday that she failed a drug test in January at the Australian Open. “It was a very sad day for tennis, that’s for sure,” Radwanska said Wednesday at BNP Paribas Open at The …

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Al-Qadsiya crowned champs

Al-Qadsiya Club were crowned champions of the Kuwaiti Athletics Federation Tournament for general and youth categories, after it was held for four days and ended on Thursday at Ahmad Sulaiman Al-Rashdan Bowl in Keifan area. Al-Qadsiya Club garnered 7 points more than other competitors in both categories. The ‘Yellows’ topped …

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Al Habtoor meets Secretary General of UAE Investors Council

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group held talks with Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary General of UAE International Investors Council at the Al Habtoor Group Head Office on March 10.  Also present was K. P. Rajan, Group Financial Advisor, Al Habtoor Group and Sunderesh Iyer, Chief …

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Local banks capable of subscribing in KD 3-5 bn govt bonds: Al-Marzouq – Govt won’t withdraw from deposits to bridge budget deficit: KFH Chairman

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: Chairman, Kuwait Finance House (KFH), Hamad Abdulmohsen Al-Marzouq stated that over 3 years, local banks are able to subscribe in KD 3 to 5 bln in government bonds that are likely meant to bridge the budget deficit. “Downgrading the credit rating for any country takes a …

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Ooredoo Kuwait sponsors Professor Yunus seminar – Bid to develop capabilities of young Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, sponsored Professor Muhammad Yunus’s seminar, entitled ‘Redesigning Economics to Redesign the World’. 2006 Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is a former economics professor at the University of Chittagong, one of Bangladesh’s main universities and founder of Bangladesh-based …

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Kuwait index climbs 6 pts in flattish trade – NBK gains 10 fils; NIG stagnates

Kuwait City, March 10: Kuwait stocks pulled higher on Thursday to end the week on a positive note. The bourse rose 6 points in flattish trading to 5284.87 points even as the board remained broadly mixed. The KSX 15 gauge rose 3.41 points to 871.7 pts taking the month’s gains …

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Tribeca Film Festival adds ‘Elvis and Nixon,’ Hanks Davis, Holmes

Michael Shannon playing Elvis, Kevin Spacey as Nixon, Tom Hanks, Viola Davis, the directorial debut of Katie Holmes and a documentary about “Ghostbusters” fandom are all on the slate of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, which has unveiled its centerpiece film, “Elvis and Nixon,” alongside the full roster of programming …

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‘Starless Dreams’ heartbreaking docu – Arab media landscape expanding, but opportunities not changing

At a girls’ juvenile detention facility on the outskirts of Tehran, the inmates are hard cases, locked up on charges ranging from car theft and drug possession to premeditated murder. Consider that they’ve known nothing but poverty and exploitation, often in the form of physical and sexual abuse, and consider, …

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‘Force Awakens’ leads MTV Awards nods – ‘Star Wars’ docu to premiere at SXSW

LOS ANGELES, March 9, (Agencies): It may have been snubbed at the Oscars but the Force awakened on Tuesday for the current “Star Wars” blockbuster with the film gaining a leading 11 nominations for the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. Breakout British star Daisy Ridley, 23, led the way for “Star …

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