Sunday , September 23 2018

Opinion

Shouldn’t understate ‘gifts’ from America

SETTING aside Washington’s woeful Middle East policies, it is worth reminding ourselves that the United States of America is one of the greatest nations on the planet. A world in which America did not exist would be poorer in terms of technology, space exploration, medical advances, entertainment and life-changing inventions. …

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Amiri speech decisive

THE speech given by HH the Amir during the inauguration of the 14th legislative term of the Parliament yesterday outlined the coming phase which he called a litmus test for the legislative authority concerning several sensitive issues. HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in his address to the …

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Mullahs’ screams indicative of level of pain

TEHRAN invested many years to replace its slogan of ‘Death to America and Israel’ with ‘Death to Saudi Arabia and Arabs’. The nuclear agreement obliging Tehran to change the first slogan reflected a deep racial grudge against Arabs, and halted any mortgage for positive neighborliness which the Gulf countries have …

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‘Shun egos to revive sports’ – ‘Be wise for country’s sake’

The Kuwaiti government issued a decision to apologize for not hosting the Gulf Cup. The tournament, which was scheduled to take place in Kuwait in December, has been cancelled due to a decision by FIFA to suspend Kuwait’s sports activities. I will shed light on some points regarding the negative …

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‘Need to change Arab mind to be more tolerant, inclusive’ – ‘Secularism boosts tolerance’

IT is almost a truism that you cannot force some people to accept the dictates of democracy or allow it to flourish in their society. There are certainly individuals who might be verbal about their demands for more democratic freedoms, yet behave undemocratically in their daily life. Certainly, dictatorship and …

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Judiciary above embarrassment

IF those who forged the entire political chaos experienced in the past few years truly intended to reform and mend the practices of the State institutions, why are they flocking to the same institutions now to seek justice — as they claimed the institution did some of them injustices? What …

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Of slander, blemish

THE decision by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to suspend all Kuwait’s football activities under the pretext local laws do not correspond with international laws following government ‘interference’ in football affairs in the country is just a flimsy valueless decision. FIFA is currently soaked to the skin in disciplinary …

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Quality. Reliability. Together

One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of being the US Ambassador to Kuwait is the opportunity to help Kuwaitis discover new and interesting sides of American culture. That is why I am thrilled to announce the launch of the third annual “Discover America Week,” Oct 25-31, a celebration …

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Palestinians are on my mind – ‘They are patriotic, courageous’

WHENEVER a Kuwaiti writer says something about Palestine or Palestinians in general, the word must be pregnant with meanings and it should speak volumes, because the speech will circulate rapidly in all private and public channels for review of what has been said, what has not been said, what is …

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When will the Arabs wake up?

AN ordinary Arab is sifting through the rubble of buildings, piles of people left behind by massacres and among people displaced by wars in this part of the world — in Libya, in Syria and Iraq — by the terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (IS) or the so-called …

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