Thursday , November 23 2017

Insight

Smile back on sad faces – Elderly expats get reprieve

After hesitation which did not last for long, the General Department of Residence Affairs has decided to cancel or, rather, amend its previous decision to refuse to renew the residence permits of parents and siblings living in the country on family visa after the administration identified the negative aspects of …

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Revolution long overdue

The education in Kuwait needs complete overhaul through a qualitative revolution in the curricula. It is clear that all of our misfortunes, our backwardness, the deviation of our youth from the goal can all be attributed to strange religious interpretations. Our youth are dying in unwanted combat on battlefields which …

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Giving … offers inner peace

For many years now I was under the impression that man lived to be happy and on this subject I have written a few articles both from my personal point of view and the experiences of others, including psychologists because this is what I always believed in. A recent book …

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‘Learn from thy enemy’ – ‘Shun racism, sectarianism’

India, and certainly the United States or America, has one of the world’s most diverse religions, sects, faiths and languages. In an article written by Saudi colleague Fahad Al-Ahmad said in America alone, which is the main destination for migrants and the oppressed, thousands of religions and sects are recognized …

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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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