Thursday , September 20 2018

Opinion

‘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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Hitler of Iran commits suicide at Basra gates

IT HAS become clear that the Iranian expansion project has reached an impasse. The sectarian arms used by the Iranian regime to mobilize supporters have fallen, especially in Iraq which was considered the reserve of Arab human resource. It was over when they set fire to the Iranian consulate in …

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We are either patriotic Kuwaitis or otherwise

THE country is not a market for buying and selling; while sectarianism, tribalism and party affiliation take precedence over the country. You are either a Kuwaiti who puts patriotism above everything or not. The kind of contention over personal and electoral interests is not different from what was the trend …

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Syria Sykes Picot in Idlib

AS THE banging of war drums starts in the city of Idlib in Syria, the concerned countries are preoccupying themselves with this intricate file to set up profit and loss accounts as a preliminary step towards preparing for the tug-of-war operation in that area. This war seems to precede the …

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Central Bank enjoying by watching Kuwait shylocks

MORE than one unequivocal Quranic verse prohibits usury. In simplest term, usury is when the rich exploits the need of the poor by lending him a certain amount on condition of repaying it with more than what he borrowed. There has been a huge protest by those who describe themselves …

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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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From one crisis to another, scandalous blackmailing continues

IT SEEMS Kuwait’s timing is now synchronized with fabricated crises or covering a crisis with another one that is more complicated. Usually, these crises are raised in the media and they keep on occupying public opinion but they remain without any solution.  It is as if these crises are mines …

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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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Toxic Persian wind poisons Iraq seditiously

IT IS unusual for a geographic and historic curse to coincide in one place in this world. This makes Iraq a rare place as it cannot dissociate from such curse, except by transforming the geographical curse into a blessing which can be done by cutting off the sedition wind that …

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