Thursday , November 23 2017

Insight

Reaching for our roots – A TRAILBLAZER ON TOLERANCE

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi is a trailblazer who has fired the ambitions and aspirations of a generation of women in the United Arab Emirates, and the Gulf with her meteoric success story. Because not only is the US-educated Sheikha Lubna the first woman in the Emirates to hold a ministerial …

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Early detection, management of diabetes key – Take control of your health

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world today. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. While those diagnosed with the disease can live long with proper management, early detection and intervention is the starting point …

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Al Qusur: ‘Tells’ of tolerance – CHRISTIANITY IN THE GULF AT THE DAWN OF ISLAM

In the centre of Failaka located within the Kuwait Bay lies al-Qusur, a Christian monastery that could be of high importance to understanding  Christianity and monasticism at the beginning of the Islamic period,  disclosed  Dr Julie Bonnéric,  the co-director of the French-Kuwaiti Archaeological Mission during her lecture presentation on “Christianity …

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Rule of non-retroactivity of penal laws serves humanity

Laws were never made to take revenge on criminals, but to edify and civilize them, to teach them about coexistence and help them get along with society.  That is why the rule of non-retroactivity of penal laws is considered one of the most effective laws that serves and secures humanity.  …

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DBA insurance mandatory for all cos doing business with US govt

With it being Discover America Week (A series of events hosted by the US Embassy, which highlight the close relationship between the USA and Kuwait), I felt compelled to discuss an American law that is applicable here in Kuwait. Defense Base Act (DBA). I know what many of you are …

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Discover America Week builds upon successful visit of HH Amir – Events to showcase American culture, expertise

It’s my great pleasure to launch the fifth annual Discover America Week here in Kuwait. This week of events symbolizes the close connections between the Kuwaiti and American peoples. We kicked off Discover America Week yesterday with a fun run attended by Kuwaitis, Americans and others; it will continue for …

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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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Need for right legislation to regulate freedom of religion

The absence of an accurate legislation regulating freedom of religion in Kuwait becomes apparent once this right is exercised. Freedom to choose the religion you want to follow, convert to or various ways to worship are absolute rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Article 35 allows the practice of all religions, …

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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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Changes being made to laws to take account of ‘New Kuwait’

ON Jan 30, 2017, the Government of Kuwait unveiled the country’s Vision 2035 and National Development Plan, branded as the “New Kuwait”. Such plan intends to transform Kuwait into a financial, cultural, and institutional leader in the region by 2035. Further, increasing direct foreign investment by 300% and attracting more …

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