Friday , December 15 2017

Opinion

So Qatar does not cry over spilt milk

THE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven its strength and stability in the last 36 years. It has been like that since its early and tender age when it faced several quakes from both inside and outside, even by some member states, particularly Qatar, that attempted to undermine and dismantle …

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Expat … importance of health insurance

In a wealthy country that enjoys security, opulence and high individual income, it is natural for the people — in this case Kuwait, to live in comfort and security; hence, it is possible for some types of jobs to be done by expatriates, because such jobs are categorized as low …

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Washington’s slap to Egypt unfair, unwise

Egyptians saw a potential friend in the 2016 US presidential candidate Donald Trump. His win delivered hope that the frosty relationship between Cairo and Washington, triggered by the Obama administration’s support of the ousted Muslim Brotherhood regime, was poised to thaw. Barack Obama withheld aid to Egypt as a punitive …

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Beware Iran’s ME creep

I DO not wish to sound alarmist but after piecing the puzzle together I cannot escape the conclusion that Tehran’s mid-to-long term strategy is not only aimed at dominating the region but also targets Makkah and Madinah. The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been working towards that goal for many years. …

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Monopolists of terrorism

ALL of a sudden, we Arabs and Muslims have become the monopolists of terrorism and exporters of terroristic ideology. We have become the authorized suppliers of terrorists. We hardly opened our eyes to witness the defeat of the largest terrorist group of the modern age, namely DAESH. We know that …

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Consumers must take stand against ‘counterfeit’ goods

Thinking of starting a business by selling counterfeit products? You have to know laws on the rights of consumers, or else, you will face the dire consequences of violating such laws. Unfortunately, a lot of people and merchants are dealing with counterfeit goods although they are not aware of the …

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Fate of Syria or of Assad?

SYRIAN opposition groups in the Diaspora are misrepresenting their ability to determine the fate of President Bashar Al-Assad. They have not been convinced that they lost the war after seven years as they could not accomplish the ultimate fantasy planted in the minds of Syrians. It rather led to their …

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Saleh, Al-Houthi … separation of two thieves

IT SEEMS the masked alliance between ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi has ended. They are separated based on previously concealed disagreements, since their alliance was sealed dead in the night to ensure each of them accomplishes his objectives. However, when the sun of reality shone and it …

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When Palestinians lost their country because of divisions

AT THE beginning of the tenure of every president in America, France or Britain; there is always a bold headline, “Peace in the Middle East,” followed by a multitude of behind-the-scene initiatives, but the situation in Palestine remains unchanged. Today, US President Donald Trump renewed his slogan by sending envoys …

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A cup of hot coffee

The best thing in coffee is the timing. The great thing about a perfectly timed cup of coffee is that it’s in your hand the instant you crave it. One of life’s most exquisite moments is that in which a small luxury becomes a necessity — Mourid Al-Barghouti There are …

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