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Tuesday , December 11 2018

Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli

An ‘Erdoganic’ response

IN HIS statement about women last week, Turkish religious cleric Nourdeen Yildiz said, “It is possible for a six-year-old girl to get married.” He recommended that women should thank their Lord because they get beaten by their spouses. This statement got fierce responses from the Turkish society, culminating in the …

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Incoherent allegation … denied!

WE, being political observers, consider the appointment of the Minister of Education and Higher Education even if it was done based on tribal quota system because he is a ‘bureaucrat’ in every sense of the word. This means he was appointed as a person with long experience in education, considering …

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Why insist on failure?!

WE witnessed miseries of the (non) international airport of Kuwait in the recently concluded national day celebrations.  Passenger and planes were delayed for more than four hours, in addition to break down of the luggage conveyor belt, among other annual miseries which recur every public holiday or occasion. We were …

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Alhamdulillah … ! we are innocent

I WAS stunned just like thousands of people due to the series of sexual scandals which tarnished the reputation of many famous individuals in Hollywood in recent weeks. The series of scandals started with American film producer Harvey Weinstein who was accused of sexual assault or harassment by many famous …

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Challenge accepted!

MY two previous articles entitled, “Our Red Crescent illuminates the sky of Philippines” and “Kuwait without Filipinas!!” published in the Arab Times and Al-Qabas newspapers, focused on the Filipino community in Kuwait and our relationship with them.  These articles received what can be described as a controversial response. The response …

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Our Red Crescent illuminates the sky of Philippines

WHEN Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decided to hurl waves of criticism at Kuwait, its government and people for their negligence — as he put it — in terms of dealing with sexual, physical and financial abuses that Filipinas encounter in Kuwait, a Kuwaiti personality representing the real Kuwaitis went on …

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Kuwaitis without Filipinas!!

THE radical statement or decision issued by the ‘erratic’ President of the Republic of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, which had a sharp tone as expressed in Al-Qabas daily, saying: “We do not want a dispute with Kuwait, we respect our relations, but it has something to do with sexual abuse which …

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Photogenic doctors

WE, in Kuwait, have been witnessing a phenomenon hardly seen in any other country — that of attaching the photos of doctors to advertisements along with a detailed description of their fields of specialization. Titles usually precede the names of doctors. All over the world, it is known that professions …

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Letter from a loving expatriate

ATTACKING and blaming expatriates indiscreetly and indiscriminately by regarding them as the secret behind our degradation and the vicious disorder in every sector of our society is wrong “according to his conviction.” We, as Kuwaitis, are the main partners in the degradation, disorder and corruption; whereas it is difficult — …

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Deserving judgement

THE judgment issued recently on the 10-year imprisonment with hard labor of 19 citizens for joining the infamous terrorist group ‘DAESH’ is deserved and overdue. The non-issuance of such judgement in the past made us wonder for a long time, considering the group received funding from Kuwait and its people. …

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