Arab Times

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow – Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity

NEW YORK, Jan 19, (Agencies): Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes — and soon. Academy of …

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Al Sayer launches Lexus ‘F’ technology – All-new GS F and RC F unveiled under the F series

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Tuesday launched the “F” technology from Lexus powered by innovative engineering, setting new benchmark for the Middle East luxury high performance car segment. Under the F line two of the most powerful Lexus cars ever made: GS F performance-oriented, four-door sports sedan …

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EQUATE issues G4 Sustainability Report – First G4 compliant report

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, has issued its first Sustainability Report as per the Guideline 4 (G4) set by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). EQUATE has issued its first Sustainability Report for the year 2011, and has since then published more …

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KSE index rebounds amid bargain buying – Mabanee Co soars 40 fils; Zain flat

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Kuwait stocks staged a modest rebound on Tuesday, stemming the sharp losing streak which knocked over 500 points off the main index amid heavy sell-offs. The bourse climbed 29.57 pts to 5084.21 points helped by bargain buying across the sectors even as oil prices saw a …

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Oil market may ‘drown’ in oversupply: IEA – Crude price could fall below its current 12-year lows

PARIS, Jan 19, (RTRS): Unseasonably warm weather and rising supply will keep the crude oil market oversupplied until at least late 2016 and could push the price below its current 12-year lows, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. The addition of Iranian supply to a market where production looks …

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Dazzling Everton emerge as champions – Second edition McDonalds Football Tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Academy outfit FC Everton emerged Champions of the IInd Edition McDonalds 7 a-side Open Football Tournament held at Nadi Salmiya, recently. In a dazzling show of aggressive and passing football, FC Everton beat McDonald Big Mac Stars 1-0 in the final. FC Everton comprised of Harry …

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Kuwaiti achievements recognized – Zain honors Jet Ski champ Al Abdulrazzaq

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, honored Kuwaiti Jet Ski champion Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq at its main headquarters in Shuwaikh. The honoring came in recognition of Al Abdulrazzaq’s achievements and accomplishments during 2015. Zain expressed its pride in Al Abdulrazzaq’s latest achievement, which recently saw …

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Kuwait’s Zaid Ashkanani resumes title challenge – Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME returns to action in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE, Jan 19: Two weekends of exciting back to back racing in the UAE could be pivotal in the final outcome of the highly competitive team championship of the region’s Porsche GT3 Challenge Middle East with Kuwait’s Zaid Ashkanani on track to add the elusive team title to …

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Blatter still being paid salary despite ban from world soccer

MIAMI, Jan 19, (Agencies): FIFA’s Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president’s salary from world soccer’s governing body, a spokesman for FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee told Reuters on Monday. Blatter was suspended for 90 days by FIFA …

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Persian Zar rituals cannot wipe out Mullah’s crimes

IT IS a big risk for anybody to think that lifting sanctions on Iran will make the Mullah regime change in terms of dealing with the region. This idea has been widely promoted at various levels, especially after the speech of US President Barack Obama and his signature on the …

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