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Raising Kuwaiti flag an Olympic dream – Kuwaiti swimmer seeks to set new record

Throughout my career as a junior Kuwaiti swimmer, I have always looked up to top Olympic swimmers. I observe their expression whenever they win. I noticed that they usually raise their countries’ flags once they are declared winners. In my swimming career and in every swimming competition I attended, I …

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Toward Kuwait’s Renaissance

Oussama Kanaan is the Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) which is based in Kuwait. E-mail: okanaan@imf.org  website: www.cef.me — Editor By Oussama Kanaan Why is this education and training Center located in Kuwait?” This is the question I am most …

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Cricket reels in an all-rounder – Pride, passion make the grade

Jordanian Maryam Omar who captains Kuwait’s National Women’s Cricket team has been working arduously along with her teammates, mentors and other stakeholders to bridge the gap between steadily growing enthusiasm in the country to their international aspirations. In this interview with the Arab Times, the accomplished all-rounder shares her journey …

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Unmatched sports achievement by ICSK students – CBSE Kuwait Cluster Sports 2016-17 held

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: The students of the Indian Community School Kuwait have brought glory to the school by winning several prizes in various events of the CBSE Kuwait Cluster Sports 2016-17. Table Tennis In the U-19 Table tennis girls’ event, the ICSK team bagged the Championship trophy. The event …

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ABK wins ‘Best Bank Transformation in ME’ award – Kuwait lender recognised at Euromoney Award for Excellence 2016

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) received the ‘Best Bank Transformation in the Middle East’ award at the Euromoney Award for Excellence 2016 at an event held on June 1, 2016 at the Raffles Hotel, Dubai. Abdulla Al Sumait, Deputy Chief General Manager at ABK and …

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O Your Highness … We want a better Kuwait

COUNTRIES develop through two aspects — a leadership with the ability to take vital decisions on improving establishments or the national dignitaries characterized with transparency and devotion to national service. Because of these aspects, the development levels we witnessed in countries were achieved by giving preference to public interest over …

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Liberals remain weak in changing political scene – Cannot clap with one hand

THE liberal political movement in Kuwait has honorable history with huge nationalist impact; the names of the majority of liberals were heard in the sixties, seventies and early eighties before the religious movement raided the political scene and dominated it. The liberals in Kuwait were known for their patriotism and …

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‘Expats playing major role in building Kuwait merit respect’ – ‘Intolerance defies religion’

Verbally or physically abusing some domestic helpers, pelting some resident passengers and drivers with stones, lack of patience toward some expatriate doctors and teachers, by some individuals, certainly indicate that tolerance usually begins at home! Already known for its tolerance toward strangers, foreigners and non-citizens, our Kuwaiti traditional society stands …

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Kuwait govt takes on FIFA with legal action over suspension

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The government of Kuwait has started taking legal action against FIFA and other international federations that banned the country from participating in international sports competitions. A report published recently on the website of Inside Word Football said that FIFA and several other global sports bodies decided …

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FIFA officials investigate Asian sport’s governing body – OCA accused of interference in football elections

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: FIFA officials are probing the Asian sport’s governing body controlled by one of the world governing body’s own most powerful executives over allegations of interference in football elections in the region, reports Al-Rai daily. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the umbrella group for 45 …

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