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Saturday , November 17 2018

Insight

Unbeliever and ‘nice guy’

One of my friends told me that when he uttered my name in the Diwan of the ‘Wajeeh’, the owner turned away his face and labeled me as unbeliever. In response to my friend I said: the gesture of the Wajeeh and his description of me is a Legion of …

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The unaccessible minister

I recently sent a message on the Twitter account of Ministry of Education and Higher Education, asking for an appointment to meet the minister Dr Bader Al-Essa. I wanted to present some useful ideas and suggestions directly to the minister, his deputy or any other responsible official. I used to be …

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Opera House revives dream of five decades – Journey towards light begins

I LIKED the opera and classical music since my childhood. I do not know why, because neither my mother was a pianist nor my father was a ‘soprano’, with all my love and respect for them. But for some reason I was overwhelmed and gave me goosebumps whenever I heard …

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Much ado about nothing – ‘Adieu Faisal’

Several newspapers reported last Saturday about the decision by the Ministry of Interior to install jamming devices inside the Central Prison and a number of candidates who are contesting the National Assembly elections, particularly those affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood group and the Salafists have voiced their protest, particularly installing …

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‘Boycotters entry shocking’ – ‘False promises lead nowhere’

Paul Joseph Goebbels was Adolf Hitler’s (Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945) Minister of Propaganda. He was one of the most prominent members of his Cabinet …

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Shun sectarianism – ‘Govts share responsibility’

At the height of apartheid between the white minority and black majority in the Republic of South Africa, the Rev Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said of the continued conflict that it was unfortunate that so many people became victims, because at the end of the …

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‘Time now to reform tax law’ – ‘Deserving should get Zakat’

Ten years ago the National Assembly passed the ‘Zakat Tax’ Law or the ‘Baqer Law’, which obliged all joint-stock companies, listed and unlisted to pay tax 1 percent of the net profits to the State. The law allowed the companies to direct this Zakat tax, or part of it to …

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Bringing the best of America to Kuwait

I AM thrilled to be launching the fourth annual Discover America Week, which kicked off Sunday. Between Oct 23 and Nov 3, the Embassy will present events highlighting the best of the United States, including music, film, food, sports, automobiles, education and tourism. There will be special offers at American …

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‘A united GCC can only stand winds of change’ – ‘Shun disputes if any’

After the withdrawal of British colonial administration from the Arabian Gulf, there was political and security vacuum in the Gulf and it was feared that it will be filled through one of two regional powers at the time — Iraq and Iran. This led to the establishment of the Gulf …

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No dinner in Mubarakiya – Kuwait stands firm

Kuwait has always avowed to be the last country to normalize relations with the Zionist regime, and this position comes from its firm conviction and stance on the Palestinian cause and approving their deserved rights. Kuwait adopts a strong stance locally and internationally concerning the rights and obligations of Jerusalem …

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