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Monthly Archives: September 2018

BEIJING: A man whose brutal knife attack left nine schoolchildren dead and injured 12 others was executed in China yesterday. Zhao Zewei was sentenced to death in July for the massacre-reportedly motivated by a grudge against the school in...
PARIS: Only one in 20 kids in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, according to a study published Thursday. On average, children aged eight...
"UR", the latest offering from the mind of Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam, will premiere at the Residenz theater in Munich today. The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), one of the main contributors to the play, said that...
He has spent half his life as the accused, but director Roman Polanski's next film will be called "J'accuse" (I accuse), its producers told AFP yesterday. The Polish-born film legend, who has spent four decades as a fugitive from...
Though the great Mississippi bluesmen have passed away, blues music will survive and thrive because it always grabs the rawest human emotions, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons told AFP. The blues encapsulates life's peaks and troughs, said the giant-bearded...
  It may have been a long time coming, but eco-fashion is no longer a hippie pipe dream. Biker jackets made from pineapple leaves and leather tanned with olive extract rather than hugely polluting chemicals are now within reach, experts...
Govt to submit VAT and pension reform bills DUBAI: Bahrain plans to get structural reforms through parliament before a November election, including the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) and changes to the pension system, sources familiar with the matter said....
DUBAI: Kuwait's central bank decided to keep its key discount rate unchanged at 3.0 percent, it said on Wednesday. The decision followed the announcement of a 25 basis point interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. In contrast...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's first comprehensive bankruptcy law went into effect last month, one of many reforms to the legal system that economists say may be more important in the long run than high-profile privatizations. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's...
Program aims to support Argentina's vulnerable people in society NEW YORK: The International Monetary Fund agreed on Wednesday to boost its crisis loan package aimed at restoring confidence in Argentina's struggling economy by 14 percent to $57.1 billion. The agreement...
Germany receives 12 of the 17 votes with four for Turkey NYON: Germany will host the Euro 2024 soccer tournament after comfortably beating the only other bidders Turkey in a two-horse contest yesterday. Germany, which previously staged the event as West...
Kuwait's women in blue KUWAIT: The women's committee of Kuwait Football Association (KFA) will announce tomorrow the official women's national team, which is expected to start playing from late November or mid-January. During a forum titled "It's Time for the...

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