Thursday , December 13 2018

Insight

Shakespeare balloon

Reaching the top A friend sent me the following text: Quote: ‘Shakespeare wrote in one of his books: If I had a son I would try to make most of his games balloon by buying it constantly. The game of balloon will teach him a lot about life. It will teach …

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State should not overly restrict people’s right to speak

Every September, the world celebrates the International Day of Democracy by finding ways to invigorate democracy and overcome the systematic challenges it is facing. Kuwait’s democracy is at the highest level among Arabian Gulf countries as people can criticize the action or decisions of others. They are free to comment …

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‘Far off drums mellow’

‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ Saudi colleague Fahad Al-Ahmadi, who writes for the Al-Riyadh newspaper, had a funny experience about what he had written. The subject is related to the fact that a famous man – whether he is an artist, writer or singer– is usually seen from a different angle by …

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Labor law takes precedence over conflicting internal policies

Most employee and employer relationship disputes arise from unpaid wages. Some employers are using illegal practices to retain large amounts of money from their staff, such as, not paying employees for public holidays, not calculating salary and holiday time accurately and penalizing for tardiness beyond the labor law restrictions. Employers …

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‘You remain our hope’

‘Truth in lifetime’ This is the third time I write about you although I have not met you before. With all respect to you, I say you do not need me and I don’t have to flatter you. I have got everything I want from life at this age. In …

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Justice delayed, justice denied

‘Complaints abound’ There is nothing more important and more precious than freedom, but freedom should not come at the expense of justice, which supports and protects it, defines its frameworks. A state which has no justice is no better than a jungle, regardless of the standard of living, comfort and …

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‘Reveal their real faces’

Where does the truth lie? On Aug 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein’s forces occupied Kuwait only to be expelled after seven dark months. During this period, a majority of the countries of the world stood with Kuwait, while dictators and certain Arab regimes supported Saddam – regimes such as Yemen, Jordan, …

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The troublesome gland

‘No fatty food, more sex’ The subject of this article is about what we should know about prostate disease, which I was diagnosed with more than 20 years ago. The subject also concerns women in our lives, the affected men and those who are over fifty years. Prostate enlargement – …

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Need for laws to protect rights defenders and their work

Human rights defenders are people who promote or protect human rights. Whether they work solo or with others, their goals include seeking protection of civil and political rights as well as the promotion, protection and realization of economic, social and cultural rights; helping victims of human rights violations; and supporting …

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‘Conspiracy theory is myth’

‘Moral strength vital’ I will continue to speak and write, as I have been doing for more than 30 years, and continue to say that the United States of America and the entire West in general are not dependent on Israel or the so-called ‘World Zionism’. And this is why I …

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