Insight

Happy with dream come true

In honor of the reputation of more than fifty countries, and for other reasons, the state allows the citizens of these countries to avail visas on arrival at any point of entry. I do not know about the situation at the land and sea ports, but I know for sure …

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Nepotism thriving – Need to follow Oman

Upon the request of the Omani Interior Minister, the mayor of Al-Kamil wal Kafidistricts in the Sultanate of Oman has issued a circular to all elders warning against the danger of the growing phenomenon of tribal gatherings and participation of members of similar tribes from outside Oman. This happened in …

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Nation of generosity, ethics – ‘Respect workers’

My relationship with Indians started at an early age when my father thought in 1955 that it was time for me to learn English from someone who had mastered the language, but the experience was not successful as I have mentioned earlier. Ten years later, I worked at the Gulf …

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In defense of Turkey’s ME role

I have read in dismay the article entitled “Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response” by Mr Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor (UAE Businessman) published in your daily on 31 December 2017. The article is replete with factual errors, preposterous accusations and poisonous rhetoric about my country Turkey and our leaders. I …

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‘Checks will help you not fall prey to impersonation’

Checking your personal record in court should not be taken lightly. In a world driven by technology, new methods emerge through technology to commit crimes – impersonating someone is the worst that could happen to a person especially if the impersonation leads to an accusation. How does someone know if …

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AN UPGRADE TO THE PAST

On Monday, December 4, Al Sadu Society held an exhibition and presentation titled ‘Sadu in Contemporary Vision’ by Dr Zainab Al Ibrahim at Sadu House. Dr Al Ibrahim has made a mark as the first Kuwaiti to pursue doctorate studies in the philosophy of textile art. She has had numerous …

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When the heart sees blind without borders

One perk of my job is getting to meet some extraordinary people — people with gumption, people with remarkable life force, people who are optimistic in the face of insurmountable odds, people who believe that life is a celebration despite the setbacks and pain. Twenty-three-year-old Ahmad Al Bahar, a senior …

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Stones and stanzas – Pre-Islamic poetry … a step back from ‘ignorance’

Keeping up with the spirit of scientific and intellectual enlightenment, Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre hosted Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at Sana’a University Dr Yousef Mohammed Abdullah who addressed the subject of pre-Islamic poetry. Talking to a concerned crowd last Monday night, Dr Yousef …

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KBMC BLOOD RIDE – THE THRILL IS IN THE GIVING

The Kuwait BMW Motorcycle Club held its 10th annual blood donation event under the patronage of the Capital Governor, Lt. General Thabet Mohammed Al Muhanna, this past weekend, hosted at the Naif Palace. The blood ride was supported by several motorcycling clubs in Kuwait along with institutions such as the …

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Cross in the Crescent in a corner of tolerance – CHRISTIANS IN KUWAIT

Hamza Olayan, in his new book, ‘Christians in Kuwait’, seeks to provide a comprehensive account of Christianity in Kuwait, recounting the place Christians hold in Kuwait’s history and their contribution to nation building. Starting with Failaka as the first foothold for Christianity, Olayan traces Christian history through the Arabian Mission …

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