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Wednesday , November 21 2018

Opinion

Leaders of Palestinian liberation shops sold the issue to buy alternative nation

A FEW days ago, the Knesset approved the Jewish State Law. The approval closed a new window in front of the settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians, while opening more gates of concessions provided by leaders of different groups — either individually or altogether. Giving up the right to return …

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Pessimism or optimism?

Optimism begets peace of mind, tranquility and possibly happiness, while pessimism begets worry, gloom and anxiety. Does this mean that we should ignore negative outlooks and only listen to those that are positive and optimistic? Maybe, but that would expose us to the vagaries of the negative events — if …

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Helsinki summit … Israel

IT IS not surprising that Israel was on top of the agenda at the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, making other thorny issues less important. Coming out of the summit, US President Donald Trump said the United States and Russia will work jointly to ensure Israel’s security. He disclosed that he …

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Revival of lost dream

‘Illogical neglect’ During the last days of Ramadan, I used to visit Free Trade Zone in Shuwaikh regularly because I was working on furnishing the office of Kuwait Friendship Society. I felt gloomy whenever I was in that place. It was previously filled with manufacturers, businessmen and owners of new …

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Jadad that costs 20 bln

Results of inefficiency In Farwaniya Governorate, there was a desert area called Jadad where the wind-plant grew. The name was first changed to Shadad and later to Shaddadiya. It is the place where the government decided to establish a modern university almost 14 years ago. At that time, the total …

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‘Labor Law inefficient in protecting rights of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, July 15: The Labor Law in the country is inefficient as a legal system that is supposed to regulate all matters related to the workers. It does not protect the rights of workers, particularly in terms of work-related struggles. It seems to be walking on the path of …

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Laws are same for all

‘Facing your own music’ During a parliamentary session held in the late 1980s, an argument among MPs had escalated while they were discussing the punishments to be enforced on those who violate a law that was under discussion. The lawmakers were split into two groups with one insisting on the …

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Historical curse on Iraq … from Nouman to Hajjaj to Saddam then Suleimani

IRAQ is being devoured by starvation and thirst and drowning in unemployment and darkness, although she’s third in the world in terms of oil reserves. This is not strange in a country whose leaders looted $200 billion in 10 years (2003-2013), and conscripted 50,000 shadow soldiers from their followers and …

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Roads authority woes

Lesser ‘cat eyes’ now No public authority in Kuwait has suffered as much as the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transportation (PARLT). Its law was approved by the National Assembly four years ago but the authority has not been able to carry out some of its responsibilities yet, which …

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Follow lead of Sabah Al-Ahmad the strategic partnership maker

SEVEN agreements on big projects and opening of doors for easy and expansive ties through cooperation between Kuwait and China are the outputs of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s visit to Beijing. In fact, this visit is a realistic expression of Kuwaiti diplomatic strength since the …

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