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India’s Ambani to launch free smartphone, shakes up telecoms

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India’s Ambani to launch free smartphone, shakes up telecoms

- India’s Ambani to launch free smartphone, shakes up telecoms MUMBAI: India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani said Friday that his telecoms venture Jio would launch a free smartphone, escalating a price war that is shaking up the country’s ultra-competitive mobile market. The announcement, made at a boisterous Reliance Industries annual general meeting in Mumbai, sent shares in rival telecoms operator Bharti Airtel plummeting almost six percent
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China cashing out as mobile payment soars

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China cashing out as mobile payment soars

- China cashing out as mobile payment soars BEIJING: Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. The dance student is part of an explosion in the use of mobile payment platforms in China as consumers increasingly take out phones instead of cash to pay for everything from a coffee to a language class or a gas bill
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Finance minister denies spending without records - Kuwait Times

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Finance minister denies spending without records - Kuwait Times

- Finance minister denies spending without records KUWAIT: Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh denied yesterday accusations that as much as KD 3.8 billion in public funds had been spent illegally by the government without showing any records for the money spent. He said reports about the funds are false and incorrect. Saleh’s statements came days after several lawmakers charged that the government had spent that amount of money without showing any records
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Turkey’s tragedy of murdered women

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Turkey’s tragedy of murdered women

- Turkey’s tragedy of murdered women 2017 shows chilling increase in femicide. IZMIR, Turkey: As she did most afternoons, Pinar Unluer was waiting to collect her six-year-old son from his school in Turkey’s Aegean city of Izmir. She was then shot dead in broad daylight only meters away from the school, by a man whose marriage proposal she had rejected. The 29-year-old was among 210 Turkish women killed or forced to commit suicide in 2012 in misogynist attacks by men, according to the women’s rights group We Will Stop Femicide
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Muslim leaders rally in Berlin against terrorism

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Muslim leaders rally in Berlin against terrorism

- Muslim leaders rally in Berlin against terrorism BERLIN: Around 30 Muslim leaders from across Europe gathered yesterday for a rally against terror in Berlin at the site of a deadly truck attack in December, claimed by the Islamic State group. The event, which attracted a few hundred participants, was part of a “March of Muslims Against Terrorism” by imams who set off by bus from Paris on Saturday
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Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister - Kuwait Times

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Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister - Kuwait Times

- Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister KUWAIT: Eid prayer will be held inside mosques only in order to ensure the safety of worshipers in coordination with the Interior Ministry, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State Minister for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said. He added that his ministry prepared for Ramadan months before its arrival by preparing mosques to host Qiyam prayer during the last 10 nights of the holy month
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Fun things to do for Eid holiday in Kuwait - Kuwait Times

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Fun things to do for Eid holiday in Kuwait - Kuwait Times

- Fun things to do for Eid holiday in Kuwait For those who are not travelling for Eid Al-Fitr, here are some activities they can enjoy doing during the holidays: Chalets. A chalet is the perfect place to spend the Eid holiday, far from the madding crowd. But bookings have to be done really early. For instance, TEC’s Khairan Resort has been fully booked more than a month prior to Eid
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Fasting: The 4th pillar of Islam

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Fasting: The 4th pillar of Islam

- Fasting (‘Sawm’) during the month of Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam and Muslims from all corners of the planet are required to fast as it is mentioned in the verses 183-185 of Surah Al-Baqarah: 183. “O’ you who have Faith! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard yourselves (against evil)
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Pope starts pilgrimage to Fatima

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Pope starts pilgrimage to Fatima

- FATIMA, Portugal: Pope Francis arrived in Portugal Friday to join hundreds of thousands of expectant pilgrims in Fatima, the holy site where child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. The Argentine pontiff landed at a military base north of Lisbon to wild applause some 40 km away in Fatima where Catholic faithful watched the arrival of his plane live on giant screens
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Jakarta gov jailed for blasphemy

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Jakarta gov jailed for blasphemy

- 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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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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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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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
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US identifies, charges teen accused of Jewish threats

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US identifies, charges teen accused of Jewish threats

- FLORIDA: An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time on Friday in separate criminal complaints filed in US federal courts in Florida and Georgia that linked him to hundreds of hoax calls in 2015 and 2017. Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has dual citizenship and lives in Israel, made at least 245 threatening telephone calls between Jan 4 and March 7, many targeting Jewish community centers in the United States, according to the Florida complaint
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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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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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  • Red Cross official confirms cholera outbreak in Yemen
    Red Cross official confirms cholera outbreak in Yemen

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    Red Cross official confirms cholera outbreak in Yemen KUWAIT: Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) delegation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Yahya Alibi said the cholera outbreak is rapidly spreading in Yemen. Alibi noted during an interview that more than 300,000 people were infected with cholera in Yemen, a burgeoning health crisis adding to the war, due to poor health services and difficulty in delivering medicines
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Politics & Government

  • Finance minister denies spending without records - Kuwait Times
    Finance minister denies spending without records - Kuwait Times

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    Finance minister denies spending without records KUWAIT: Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh denied yesterday accusations that as much as KD 3.8 billion in public funds had been spent illegally by the government without showing any records for the money spent. He said reports about the funds are false and incorrect. Saleh’s statements came days after several lawmakers charged that the government had spent that amount of money without showing any records
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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

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

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    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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Technology

  • China cashing out as mobile payment soars
    China cashing out as mobile payment soars

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    China cashing out as mobile payment soars BEIJING: Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. The dance student is part of an explosion in the use of mobile payment platforms in China as consumers increasingly take out phones instead of cash to pay for everything from a coffee to a language class or a gas bill
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Health

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

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    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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Family & Parenting

  • 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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Society & Culture

  • Award-winning Kuwaiti movie banned from first film festival
    Award-winning Kuwaiti movie banned from first film festival

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    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
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister - Kuwait Times
    Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister - Kuwait Times

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    Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister KUWAIT: Eid prayer will be held inside mosques only in order to ensure the safety of worshipers in coordination with the Interior Ministry, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State Minister for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said. He added that his ministry prepared for Ramadan months before its arrival by preparing mosques to host Qiyam prayer during the last 10 nights of the holy month
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Award-winning Kuwaiti movie banned from first film festival
    Award-winning Kuwaiti movie banned from first film festival

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    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
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Education

  • Amir attends teachers’ honoring ceremony - Kuwait Times
    Amir attends teachers’ honoring ceremony - Kuwait Times

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    Amir attends teachers’ honoring ceremony His Highness’ tribute ultimate honor: Minister. KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended and patronized yesterday the teachers’ honoring ceremony for the year 2016-2017 on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day. His Highness the Amir arrived to the ceremony held at the Public Authority For Applied Education and Training (PAAET), and was received by the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Mohammad Abdullatif Al-Fares as well as a number of officials
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Farming

  • France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu
    France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu

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    PARIS: France’s agriculture ministry has ordered all remaining 600,000 ducks in a key poultry-producing region slaughtered to try to stem a growing outbreak of bird flu. A previous cull in southwestern France failed to stop the spread of the H5N8 virus, which has hit ducks and other birds in more than 300 French farms in the last few months. Most are in the Landes, a foie gras-producing region where the
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Travel & Recreation

  • Travellers to Germany urged to apply for visa early this year
    Travellers to Germany urged to apply for visa early this year

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    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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Law & Crime

  • German tourist ‘raped’ in southern India state
    German tourist ‘raped’ in southern India state

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    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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Media & Information

  • Turkey tries anti-Erdogan journalists on ‘terror’ charges
    Turkey tries anti-Erdogan journalists on ‘terror’ charges

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    Absurd: Turkey tries anti-Erdogan journalists on ‘terror’ charges ISTANBUL: Staff from one of Turkey’s most respected opposition newspapers yesterday rejected as absurd “terror” charges against them on the first day of a trial which has intensified alarm over press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The 17 defendants from the Cumhuriyet daily were detained from October last year and a dozen of them have now spent more than eight months in jail without being convicted of any crime
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Real Estate

  • New power tariffs on commercial buildings today - Kuwait Times
    New power tariffs on commercial buildings today - Kuwait Times

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    New power tariffs on commercial buildings today KUWAIT: New power tariffs will be applied starting from today on commercial buildings, the Ministry of Electricity and Water’s (MEW) consumer affairs director Salem Al-Qassaba said, urging all commercial licensees and store owners to check with the department to pay their dues for the period prior to May 22, 2017. Qassaba added that MEW will launch an awareness campaign today at Al-Hamra Tower to explain the need to pay off old debts to avoid mixing old bills with those calculated according to the new tariff
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Life & Style

  • Fun things to do for Eid holiday in Kuwait - Kuwait Times
    Fun things to do for Eid holiday in Kuwait - Kuwait Times

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    Fun things to do for Eid holiday in Kuwait For those who are not travelling for Eid Al-Fitr, here are some activities they can enjoy doing during the holidays: Chalets. A chalet is the perfect place to spend the Eid holiday, far from the madding crowd. But bookings have to be done really early. For instance, TEC’s Khairan Resort has been fully booked more than a month prior to Eid
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Science & Nature

  • Kuwait to name, shame complacent personnel after rain damage
    Kuwait to name, shame complacent personnel after rain damage

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    KUWAIT: The minister of public works announced on Saturday that a panel would be formed to examine why some roads and public places were swamped with rain water. Civil servants who were slack and failed to deal with the situation “would be divulged,” along with those who were responsible for the wide-scale floods, witnessed in Kuwait yesterday due to heavy rain, indicated Minister Abdulrahman Al-Mutawaa
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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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