Arab Times

Latifah celebrates with hip-hop legends at the Essence Festival

NEW ORLEANS, July 8, (AP): Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate “Ladies First” and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival’s main stage Saturday and was joined — …

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Trivialities take root

‘Dogs are faithful’ Few among Kuwaitis who have not visited Egypt and fell in love with its culture, arts and monuments either in Cairo, Aswan, coastal cities and those laying on the River Nile. This all was before the manipulation occurred by the military regimes either on purpose or not. …

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Right justice and truth

SOME people believe that the issuance of the final verdict on the ‘Parliament building storming’ case took a long time as deliberations and trials lasted for almost seven years. The truth is that the country need not take such a long time to complete the process, and to grant litigants …

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England sink Sweden, clinch semis berth

‘Great achievement’ SAMARA, Russia, July 7, (AFP): Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday to reach the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990. Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with …

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‘Bitter’ Brazil boss keeps quiet on future

Neymar fails to sparkle as Brazil crash out KAZAN ARENA, Russia, July 7, (AFP): Brazil coach Tite left questions hanging over his future but refused to point the finger as the five-time champions crashed out of the World Cup after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. Four years after the …

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Hales keeps nerve as England square T20 series with India

Hosts restrict tourists to 148-5 in 2nd Twenty20 CARDIFF, UK, July 7, (AFP): Alex Hales kept his nerve with 58 not out to see England home and square the international T20 series against India 1-1 with one to play in Cardiff on Friday. Set 149 to win off their 20 …

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‘Witnesses’ riveting, incensed docu

Mansky chronicles early stages of Putin’s tyrannical rule ‘This is the price I had to pay for naively assuming I was merely a witness,’ says filmmaker Vitaly Mansky toward the close of “Putin’s Witnesses,” his riveting, incensed documentary chronicling the early stages of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s tyrannical rule. Years …

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‘Quixote’ director on filming fantasy

‘I don’t distinguish between reality and fiction’ Fresh from the latest round of legal jousting, Terry Gilliam, rode into Karlovy Vary this week to screen “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” at the Czech film festival, determined to see his fantasy continue its globe-trotting tour after completing the film nearly …

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Drake, Malone rule mid-year charts

Ella Mai makes first Essence Festival appearance LOS ANGELES, July 7, (Agencies): Drake and Post Malone had the highest volume of on-demand streams and Ed Sheeran has the top song in Nielsen Music’s mid-year report for the six-month period ending June 28, 2018, which was released Friday morning. “The first …

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Sun of Mohammed VI illuminates Morocco; burns doubters, haters

THROUGHOUT the past seven years — known as the ‘Arab Spring era’, the Kingdom of Morocco emerged as one of the countries most capable of keeping up with people’s demands and development. The Kingdom took advantage of the combination of modern European principles on good governance and distinguished relations between …

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