Wednesday , January 17 2018

Arab Times

France’s king of rock, Hallyday dead at 74 – D’Ormesson dies

PARIS, Dec 6, (AP): Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74. President Emmanuel Macron announced his death in …

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Global stocks mixed, majority of GCC markets continue to pull back

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Global equities closed the month of November in the green with the MSCI All Country World Index up 1.8%. In the US, the investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 elections continues to take center stage alongside President Trump’s tax overhaul plan, while in Europe, political …

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Kuwait market closes in red; volume shrinks – Ooredoo dips 29 fils; Jazeera Airways gains

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6 : Kuwait stocks pulled lower on Wednesday extending the losses to second straight session. The price index slipped 17.54 pts in volatile trade to 6,196.58 points weighed by banks and other heavyweights even as sentiment remained weak amid continuing regional tensions. The KSX 15 gauge dipped …

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Olympic ban sparks outrage in Russia – Russian sports fans sad about ban

MOSCOW, Dec 6, (AFP): The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, told the IOC on Tuesday that punishing clean athletes was “unjust and immoral”, with the move to ban Russia from the Winter Games sparking outrage in the country. “Punishing the innocent is unjust and immoral. This completely contradicts …

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India win 9th Test series in a row after Sri Lanka draw – Hosts beat tourists by an innings and 239 runs

NEW DELHI, Dec 6, (AFP): India won a record ninth Test series in succession Wednesday after drawing the pollution-tainted third and final Test with Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Top-ranked India won the series 1-0 to equal Australia’s record of nine successive Test series victories, between 2005-2008. The first Test …

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Australia win day-night Test by 120 runs, lead Ashes 2-0 – Hazlewood, Starc crush England’s slim hope of victory

ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec 6, (AP): Australia won the inaugural day-night Ashes Test by 120 runs on the last day, with Josh Hazlewood striking twice in the first three overs and Mitchell Starc finishing off the tail as the pace attack crushed England’s slim hopes of a comeback victory. England resumed …

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Saleh spoke his word and left

ALI ABDULLAH SALEH spent his small part in political life on the sharp edges of flimsy alliances, taking his chances without giving any attention to risks that come with such kind of political work. Nonetheless, perhaps his fate was not to exit from the political scene before exposing the Houthis …

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The Kuwait BMW Motorcycle Club held its 10th annual blood donation event under the patronage of the Capital Governor, Lt. General Thabet Mohammed Al Muhanna, this past weekend, hosted at the Naif Palace. The blood ride was supported by several motorcycling clubs in Kuwait along with institutions such as the …

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ASEAN Committee in Kuwait holds shooting tournament – ACK aims at strengthening camaraderie and unity of ASEAN

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: The ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK), composed of the nine Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) embassies held a shooting tournament among embassy staff at the Mayadeen Shooting Range Complex of the Kuwait National Ranges Company last weekend. Prior to the tournament, Filipino Assistant Shooting …

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