Opinion

Booby-trapped Arab polls

RECENTLY, three countries in the region conducted elections – two parliamentary elections and one municipal council elections. In all the cases, the turnout was low. This is a clear indication of how voters are disgusted with anomalous political practices which have prevailed in recent years. They affirmed their rejection of …

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Interpellation or tools for disruption and settling scores

AFTER the renewal of confidence in Minister of Oil and Minister of Social Affairs, it did not take long for some MPs to wave a new interpellation against His Highness the Prime Minister. It seems as though Kuwait is logged in a muscle-flexing match of parliamentarians who are supposed to …

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Mullas’ regime will bow and be defeated divinely

FINALLY, the rope is around the neck of the Mullah regime. This time, it is an American cowboy who is tying it in a manner almost similar to the hanging of outlaws in the 18th and 19th centuries in America — by tying them to a tree while sitting on …

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Circumcision controversy – Support widespread

The true history of male circumcision is not known, but throughout human history, and by many peoples, it has been considered a religious ritual that was required to be followed for several reasons either to distinguish males from one group or another, or to humiliate another group. It is practiced …

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Convergence of interests, goals

Today, May 9, the European Union celebrates Europe Day, marking the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950, setting-up a joint European authority to oversee production of coal and steel. Since the birth of the European Communities in 1957, the citizens of our Member States have enjoyed over six decades …

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Riyadh, let do and let pass

PERHAPS, the policy “Laissez faire et laissez passer” (Let do and let pass) is applicable in the interpretation of the decisions endorsed by the Saudi leadership to jumpstart diversification of sources of revenues and eliminate the unrealistic image of that country, which is rich in natural resources and minerals, and …

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The 3rd Reich to Mullah Republic … end is same

WHEN Khomeini succeeded in overthrowing the Shah of Iran in 1979, he lifted the slogan “Advancing until Jerusalem”. However, throughout the last 39 years, the bearing of the Mullah regime has been shifting between Arab and foreign capitals without turning even once towards Jerusalem. Its last destination was the West …

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Lady without hijab in Aramco

YES indeed, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently appointed a woman as one of the board members of its major company and the world’s top oil company “Aramco”, the oil fields of which produce ten million barrels of oil per day. The appointee is Lynn Laverty Elsenhans — former chairperson, …

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In order to avoid recurrence of Iranian Versailles crisis

THE nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is not different from the Treaty of Versailles signed in 1919. This treaty did not last for more than 20 years before Germany managed to revive itself after the Nazis took over power in the 1930s. They remilitarized the society and …

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How to ruin what you have built?

AFTER years of strenuous efforts, the National Assembly approved in 2015 the law on the Establishment of the Financial Control Department which was to be reporting to the minister of finance and headed by an official in the capacity of a minister. The aim of the department was to control …

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