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Amir congratulates French President-Elect Macron

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Amir congratulates French President-Elect Macron

- Sheikh Sabah receives GCC chief. KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation on Sunday to President-elect Emmanuel Macron for his victory in the presidential election in France. In his cable, His Highness the Amir expressed on his behalf and on behalf of the Kuwaiti government and people, his sincere sentiments and best wishes for securing the trust of the French people, praising as well historic ties between the two nations

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Tags: Government |  President | 
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Kuwaiti urologist performs surgeries on Syrian refugees - Kuwait Times

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Kuwaiti urologist performs surgeries on Syrian refugees - Kuwait Times

- Kuwaiti urologist performs surgeries on Syrian refugees ANKARA: A Kuwaiti physician yesterday performed six surgical procedures in a hospital located in the Turkish province of Hatay. Speaking to KUNA, urology specialist Faisal Al-Hajeri said that the surgeries were carried out in “Hospital Emel” to treat an array of urinary tract injuries sustained by Syrian refugees. On the surgeries, he said the intricate and lengthy procedures lasted between three to five hours, all of which were performed under the watchful eye of Syrian doctors

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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Kuwait |  Syria | 

Terrorism will end soon: Pope Tawadros II

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Terrorism will end soon: Pope Tawadros II

- KUWAIT: Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II yesterday condemned attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday in Egypt, adding “terrorism will end soon.” Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Tawadros affirmed that terrorism in Egypt will not break the strong bond between Muslims and Christians that has persevered for more than 14 centuries. “I had been longing to visit Kuwait, which I knew through Al-Arabi magazine, and I was obsessed with the knowledge and research here,” he said

Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
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Cavs set NBA record to beat Pacers

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Cavs set NBA record to beat Pacers

- INDIANAPOLIS: LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday night and take a 3-0 lead. James passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the NBA’s career playoff scoring list and tied another NBA record by winning his 20th consecutive first-round game

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Cabinet mulls setting up shareholding company to run Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital

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Cabinet mulls setting up shareholding company to run Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital

- KUWAIT: The Cabinet discussed a recommendation made by Kuwait Investment Authority to establish a closed shareholding company to run Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital, provided that it would be turned into a public joint company in the future through a public auction. During its weekly meeting yesterday, the Cabinet also asked the Ministry of Health to consider suggestions and recommendations made by the human and social development committee of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development to improve health services in the country

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Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

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Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

- PARIS: The scars of extremist violence run deep in today’s France, and the threat of new attacks hangs heavy over the upcoming presidential election. Voters will cast ballots under a state of emergency that is increasingly stitched into the fabric of French life. Yet terrorism is not the No 1 campaign issue for France’s two-round presidential election on April 23 and May 7; jobs are

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FM condoles with Egypt over deadly church attacks

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FM condoles with Egypt over deadly church attacks

- KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah phoned Monday Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry to extend condolences over victims of Sunday’s deadly terror attacks on two churches. During the phone conversation, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled expressed deep sympathy with the victims of the bombing attacks on St George Church in Tanta and Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria which killed at least 44 people and injured over 100 others

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Pope Tawadros visit to Kuwait on schedule

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Pope Tawadros visit to Kuwait on schedule

- KUWAIT: Pastor of the St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Kuwait, Father Bishoy, stressed that the visit of Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria to Kuwait in the period of April 23-27 on an invitation by Kuwait’s political leadership remains scheduled. Bishoy also expressed gratitude to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for condoling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Pope Tawadros on those killed in the bombings of churches in Tanta and Alexandria

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Adan Hospital doctors successfully perform 12-hour heart surgery

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Adan Hospital doctors successfully perform 12-hour heart surgery

- KUWAIT: A medical team at Salman Al-Dabbous heart center of Adan Hospital, led by the head of heart surgery center Prof Riyadh Al-Tarrazi and assisted by a team from University of Hanover, succeeded in carrying out a Vascutek Thoraflex frozen elephant trunk surgery, which lasted over 12 hours. This operation is considered the most critical for the heart and the aorta

Categories: Health | 
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German tourist ‘raped’ in southern India state

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German tourist ‘raped’ in southern India state

- NEW DELHI: A German tourist has accused two men of taking her captive and raping her in southern India, police said yesterday, just weeks after the rape and murder of an Irish woman in Goa. The woman told police two men dragged her to a secluded spot from a private beach resort in the southern tourist town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu state and raped her on Sunday

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Places: India |  Kuwait |  New Delhi |  South | 

Ivanka, husband benefitting from business empire

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Ivanka, husband benefitting from business empire

- Ethics filings by White House reveal assets of senior staff members. WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have held onto real estate and business investments valued in the hundreds of millions while working government jobs, according to ethics filings released late Friday by the White House. The disclosures came in a mass document release showing the wealth and financial assets of scores of senior White House staff members at the time they began government work

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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Kuwait | 

Bomb near Pakistan mosque kills 22

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Bomb near Pakistan mosque kills 22

- Islamist militant group TTP claims responsibility. PARACHINAR: A bomb apparently targeting a mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Parachinar killed at least 22 people yesterday and wounded dozens in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taleban. The explosion in a remote area bordering Afghanistan came as people gathered for Friday prayers near the women’s entrance of a Shiite mosque in the central bazaar, the latest in a series of attacks across Sunni-majority Pakistan this year

Categories: Religion & Spirituality |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Weapons |  Mosques |  Bomb | 
Places: Pakistan |  Kuwait | 

Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason

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Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason

- Thousands protest against Christian governor. JAKARTA: Indonesian police arrested five people, including a Muslim leader, for suspected treason yesterday, signaling a clampdown on hardline Islamist groups that have agitated against Jakarta’s Christian governor ahead of a mid-April election in the capital. The arrests came just before thousands of Muslims gathered to demand the sacking of Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for blasphemy over accusations he insulted the Islamic holy book, the Quran

Categories: Religion & Spirituality |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Abrahamic Religions |  Christianity |  Islam |  Muslim |  Arrests | 
Places: Indonesia |  Kuwait | 

Award-winning Kuwaiti movie banned from first film festival

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Award-winning Kuwaiti movie banned from first film festival

- Hashem only female Kuwait filmmaker in international arena. KUWAIT: In an exclusive interview with Kuwait Times, award-winning Kuwaiti director and producer Farrah Al-Hashem said she was surprised to learn her film ‘Breakfast in Beirut’ was banned from the inaugural Kuwait Film Festival held from March 24 to 28, especially after she had been invited to submit her entry for the fest

Categories: Entertainment & Arts |  Society & Culture | 
Tags: Film |  Festival |  People |  Renowned |  Film Festivals | 
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Drop in oil prices poses risk to primary industries: KPC CEO

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Drop in oil prices poses risk to primary industries: KPC CEO

- KUWAIT: The drop in oil prices is posing risks on investment, mainly in primary industry which could create unstable conditions in international markets, said CEO of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). Nezar Al-Adsani’s statement came during his speech at Kuwait’s fourth Enterprise Risk Management Conference yesterday. The three-day conference aims to bring awareness towards risks inside KPC, while also focusing on the impact of disruptive innovations on investments in the future

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Travellers to Germany urged to apply for visa early this year

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Travellers to Germany urged to apply for visa early this year

- More Kuwaitis visited Germany the past few years. KUWAIT: As the peak summer travel season approaches, Al-Qabas Assurex (QAVISA) and the German Embassy in Kuwait held a press conference on Thursday at the QAVISA office to encourage travelers to Germany this summer to apply for their visa early to avoid delays. Al-Qabas Assurex has been the exclusive visa application center for the German embassy in Kuwait since 2011

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  • Outcry at Philippine ban on religious distractions
    Outcry at Philippine ban on religious distractions

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    MANILA: Philippine authorities have banned hanging rosaries and religious icons off car dashboards because of safety concerns, prompting an outcry from the Catholic Church which insists they offer divine intervention on the nation’s chaotic roads. The ban, which will take effect on Friday, is part of a wide-ranging new law aimed at eliminating distractions for drivers. These include talking or sending messages on mobile phones, putting on make-up, and eating or drinking coffee while driving, according to Aileen Lizada, spokeswoman for the national transport regulatory agency

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Politics & Government

Sports

  • Man United labor to Rostov win
    Man United labor to Rostov win

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    MANCHESTER: Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United recorded an underwhelming 1-0 victory over FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals. Mata struck 20 minutes from the end of a subdued game, completing a 2-1 aggregate win that sent United into the last eight of Europe’s second-tier club competition for the first time since 1985. But victory came at the cost of an injury to world-record signing Paul Pogba, who left the fray with an apparent hamstring injury early in the second half at an unseasonably cold Old Trafford

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Business

  • Ivanka, husband benefitting from business empire
    Ivanka, husband benefitting from business empire

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    Ethics filings by White House reveal assets of senior staff members. WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have held onto real estate and business investments valued in the hundreds of millions while working government jobs, according to ethics filings released late Friday by the White House. The disclosures came in a mass document release showing the wealth and financial assets of scores of senior White House staff members at the time they began government work

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  • Ivanka, husband benefitting from business empire
    Ivanka, husband benefitting from business empire

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    Ethics filings by White House reveal assets of senior staff members. WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have held onto real estate and business investments valued in the hundreds of millions while working government jobs, according to ethics filings released late Friday by the White House. The disclosures came in a mass document release showing the wealth and financial assets of scores of senior White House staff members at the time they began government work

    Tags: Government |  White House |  Husbands |  Marriage | 
    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Kuwait | 

Society & Culture

Religion & Spirituality

  • Jakarta gov jailed for blasphemy
    Jakarta gov jailed for blasphemy

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    Sentence on Purnama much harsher than prosecutors had sought. JAKARTA: Jakarta’s Christian governor was jailed for two years yesterday after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over rising religious intolerance in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Islamic hardliners outside the Jakarta court shouted “God is greatest!” as news came through that Basuki Tjahaja Purnama would be sent to prison for insulting Islam, a surprisingly harsh punishment after prosecutors recommended only probation

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Education

  • Kuwait eager to recruit Palestinian teachers: officials
    Kuwait eager to recruit Palestinian teachers: officials

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    RAMALLAH: The applications of 180 Palestinian teachers, eager to seek jobs in Kuwait, are under evaluation, said officials who are part of a Kuwaiti delegation visiting Palestine yesterday. Undersecretary at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education Fatma Al-Kanderi said that the applicants would go through a written exam, which will be followed by an interview to determine whether they would be getting the job

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    Tags: Careers |  Recruitment |  Teachers | 
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Farming

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Real Estate

  • Athra Real Estate unveils Blue Water Mall project
    Athra Real Estate unveils Blue Water Mall project

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    KUWAIT: Athra Real Estate Company held a press conference at its premises yesterday to unveil its upcoming real estate project Blue Water Mall. “The mall project is first of its kind in our business in commercial development that offers integrated services in an area of 5,000 sq meters in the Sabah Al-Ahmed Marine City. “The Blue Water Mall is situated next to numerous existing projects in the Sabah Al-Ahmed Marine City which is the first largest project being developed in the private sector

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    Tags: Buildings |  Shopping Malls | 
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Life & Style

  • Sea Heritage Festival patronized by Amir
    Sea Heritage Festival patronized by Amir

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    KUWAIT: Final ceremony of the sea heritage festival, patronized by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was held at the seaside fishermen’s diwaniah in the capital district, Al-Watiya, late on Thursday. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, who was greeted upon arrival by the head of the sea heritage committee, Sheikh Salem Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Sheikh Salem Nawaf addressed a statement welcoming the attendees, including Hawally Governor Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah and Al-Assima Governor Thabet Al-Muhanna

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    Tags: Celebrations |  Festivities |  Festival |  Heritage |  Ceremonies | 
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Media & Information

  • Pakistan threatens to block social media networks over ‘blasphemy’
    Pakistan threatens to block social media networks over ‘blasphemy’

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    ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court has ordered the government to open an investigation into online “blasphemy”, threatening to ban social media networks if they failed to censor content deemed insulting to Islam, lawyers said yesterday. The issue came to the fore in January when five secular activists known for their outspoken views against religious extremism and the powerful military were disappeared, presumed abducted by state agencies according to opposition parties and international rights groups

    Categories: Media & Information | 
    Tags: Social media | 
    Places: Pakistan |  Kuwait |  Islamabad | 

Books & Literature

  • American comic book writer Hama participates in GX2017
    American comic book writer Hama participates in GX2017

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    KUWAIT: Popular American comic book writer Larry Hama was the guest of honor during the Games and Media Entertainment Expo (GX2017), where he showcased his prowess in a ‘Storytelling without Words’ event. “My participation today is to tell stories plainly with the use of pictures without words,” he said. “I am fascinated with the people here in Kuwait. This is my first time in the Middle East and when I see how people here are appreciative of my work, I am really amazed,” he said

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