Saturday , October 21 2017


Lineage in the coinage of Islam – Coins & Caliphs

Abdullah Mohammed Bin Jassem Al Mutairi, an Emirati expert on Islamic coins, delivered a comprehensive lecture on Islamic coinage, discussing the verses and slogans engraved on them, at the Yarmouk Cultural Center on Monday evening as part of Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season. Al Mutairi is a …

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A BETTER END – HELP & HOPE WHEN THERE IS NO CURE – PALLIATIVE CARE TO EASE THE PAIN OF PASSING FOR THEM … US – Live out our last days to the fullest, before saying our final goodbyes

Palliative care is end of life care. It is probably the most misunderstood specialty in the entire field of medicine. That is because for most people, the medical profession is synonymous with saving lives. For patients with life-threatening illnesses, just as important as the gift of life is the right …

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in the grip of death … the art of life

In a new book, “Precious Indian Weapons: And Other Princely Accoutrements” on the collection of 200 masterpieces in the Al-Sabah collection, Senior Curator and Collection Manager Salam Kaoukji sheds light on the legendary wealth and opulence of the Indian courts and to their tradition for fine and artistic craftsmanship during …

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What will referendum bring for Kurds?

IN a land home to members of myriad different faiths and ethnicities, the answer to this question — when a rational, realistic and conscientious assessment is to be made — is actually quite obvious: Every separation brings with it new and greater problems. Iraq’s territorial integrity being compromised will also …

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Violation of sanctity of the dead a punishable offence

One of the strange crimes committed against sanctity of the dead is digging their graves with the intention to steal whatever is kept with the body. The act is penalized as per Kuwaiti Criminal Code 1960 law numbers 110 and 219. There is no inconsistency or conflict between both laws …

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incense burners – A SENSE … OF WHO AND WHERE WE ARE

The Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah (DAI) Cultural Season 23 opened on Monday evening with a lecture presentation on the “Incense Burners in the Tareq Rajab Museum” by Dr Ziad Rajab, the director of the New English School and Tareq Rajab Museum board member. On behalf of DAI Director General …

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Not permissible to cut worker’s salary for duration of contract

Many employers and employees find themselves in dispute over terms within the employment contract, as well as the expectations that are left out of the written agreement. In accordance with the Kuwaiti law, the employment contract must be in writing and specify the effective date, term, salary and nature of …

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STREET ART – walls that break down borders

Jonathan Finn was born in Kuwait and studied at the British School of Kuwait until the age of 16, after which he attended Cardinal Newman College in Preston, England, studying Sport and Art & Design. Finn has always had a passion for Art and Design and after successfully completing his …

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