Wednesday , August 22 2018

Insight

Pot calling kettle black – I am a denier …

A statement said to have been issued by the leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo comes at a time when the region is in turmoil accompanied by painful events and pressure mounting on the movement’s cadres in more than one country. This means the financial might and …

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Haunting ghost of Tesla – ‘Hard times ahead’

The late, Khamis Najm, teacher of English at the Al-Siddiq School in the mid-1950s was making fun of us (the students) and criticizing us because of our laziness and our neglectful attitude. He always said a day will come and Kuwait will run dry of oil and wondered what would …

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The amazing American

SLOWLY, the train moved in and around Portland, Oregon, which is famous for its ethnic diversity. It slowed down and stopped at the next station and two girls entered one of the compartments. Their appearance and the veil which one of them wore clearly show they were Muslims. All of …

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Failed financial support – ‘Better vision need of hour’

Da’am in the Kuwaiti dialect means collision or crashing into or with something like in the case of two vehicles, but here it means ‘support’ when translated to English. Financial da’am ‘support’ is expression meaning money earned by those who choose to work in the private sector, instead of the …

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‘Bye bye free trade zone’ – ‘Sultan brainchild in disarray’

I am sure the late Jamil Al-Sultan who died of severe illness left this world with a pang in his heart because of the several government decisions which affected his dreams and his projects and one of them was the Free Zone which was confiscated from the national company he owned. …

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‘Let’s work for progress’

The universities in America, Canada, the Central American republics and the Philippines celebrate the graduation of a new batch of students and assign one of the graduates to give a farewell speech to the teaching staff, colleagues, parents and friends before they receive the graduation certificates and move forward in …

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Solace found in West – Why go to ‘unbelievers’ ?

This article is an extract from an article written by the Syrian colleague Mohammad Al-Bawadi and posted on the Phoenix website. Many people, intelligent, ignorant or ordinary, say the same thing about us being backward. They say the reason is we are nowhere near Islam. However, did Japan, the United …

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Peacekeeping must adapt to new reality

When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace. Later that same week, two Blue Helmets were killed in the Central …

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Unjustified decision

THE Ministry of Interior took a dramatic decision concerning the non-renewal of family visas for the mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters of expatriates residing in Kuwait.  The decision limited issuance of family visit visa to the wife and children. A security source disclosed the relevant official bodies in the six …

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The three stations!

THE first station – When Abdul Fattah el-Sisi received power after the revolution that had rescued Egypt and the region from the evil of the Muslim Brotherhood Group, the media declared that an Egyptian officer had invented a machine that can treat Hepatitis C and AIDS as well as other …

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