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Monthly Archives: August 2016

CAIRO: Eight years after the first woman in Egypt won a conviction against a man for sexual harassment, activists and lawyers see progress in transforming attitudes and more harassers being jailed. In 2008, Noha Elostaz broke social taboos by...
TOKYO: Heavy rain from Typhoon Lionrock flooded towns across Japan's north and left at least 11 people dead, most of them elderly residents at a nursing home who could not escape rising floodwaters, officials said yesterday. The home in...
BUCHAREST: A Pakistani national in Romania has been declared persona non grata for allegedly spreading “jihadist propaganda” in online forums and will be expelled from the country, authorities said yesterday. The suspect, who entered the European Union country illegally in...
VATICAN CITY: When Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa on Sunday, he'll be honoring a nun who won admirers around the world and a Nobel Peace Prize for her joy-filled dedication to the "poorest of the poor." He'll also be...
MANILA: The Philippines' top graft-buster, a fearless grandmother who has sued politicians from the president down in her quest to rid her country of corruption, laughs in the face of death threats-literally. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, 75, chuckled as she...
KUWAIT: Kuwait Disabled Sports Club lauded the achievement of Kuwait’s formative artist Naji Al-Haii at the London innovative Arabs gathering, which witnessed the participation of a large number of Arab innovators in many fields. KDSC Secretary General Abdallah Al-Azmi, during...
KUWAIT: Kuwait’s disabled team will head to Rio de Janeiro today to participate in the Paralympics to be held there from Sept 7 until Sept 18. Kuwait Disabled Club President Shafi Al-Hajiri said the team will participate in Athletics...
DUBAI: Middle East fund managers have turned negative towards fixed income for the first time since January because of the prospect of US monetary tightening and a flood of bond supply expected from governments in the region, a monthly...
KUWAIT: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been recognized for the third year as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, May 2016. Gartner recognized Agility as a leader in 3PL logistics based on...
KUWAIT: Gulf Bank announces that it has received the Payment Card Industry (PCI)-Data Security Standards (DSS) 3.1 level one certification for the second consecutive year. PCI-DSS is the global industry standard for compliance and security for personal payment card...
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani entrepreneur has developed a mobile game app intended to break taboos surrounding menstruation in the developing world, including beliefs that periods are "evil" or make women impure. "MoHim", an acronym for Menstrual Health Management which also...
A bewitching musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone whipped up a frenzy on the opening day of the Venice film festival yesterday as it kicked off the race for the Golden Lion. Damien Chazelle's "La La Land", a...

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