Opinion

in-betweenness – local concerns engaged in universal issues – cultural dislocations shape joint anxieties

Dr Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, delivered an enlightening lecture on contemporary art in the Middle East, highlighting the condition of ‘in-betweenness’ that prevails in the making of art that is both rooted in local concerns and engaged with universal issues, at the Yarmouk Cultural …

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Muhammad bin Salman sides with his people against corruption

WHEN Lee Kuan Yew became Singapore’s first Prime Minister after the independence in 1959, his first statement was, “I have been deeply thinking about being one of the corrupt individuals and let the situation remain as it is in terms of corruption, crimes, bribes, backwardness and poverty; or I should …

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Beware end of Saudi patience

MANY observers look at the movements of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as slow and does not match the magnitude of the incident; hence, they are surprised by any measure that the Saudi leadership takes on issues concerning local or foreign affairs. Those who know the nature of the House …

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From doings to beings just sit back and … be

Veganism is both the practice of strictly abstaining from the use of all animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.  The vegan movement is flourishing in Kuwait.  This five-part series takes a look at the creative Kuwaitis who have adopted the …

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‘Content, not name vital’

“The happiest person is he who is least curious, stays away from people and gets satisfied with little,” Persian Mathematician, Astronomer and Poet Omar Khayyám (1048 – 1131). Writing is a world of bliss and passion for those who love it. It is a cure for the complicated condition of …

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Validity of Promissory Note before the Kuwaiti courts

Deciding on whether to execute a promissory note can be very tricky. Many individuals residing in the State of Kuwait are not familiar with the laws governing promissory notes, let alone the definition of such, so they usually find themselves in court disputing the debts stipulated within the document. A …

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RUSTIC GARDEN – NEITHER BORING NOR BLAND

‘It’s possible to make vegan versions of many Kuwaiti dishes, like those made with lentils, okra, or spinach for example’ Veganism is both the practice of strictly abstaining from the use of all animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.  The …

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Window for ME peace … Let’s grab it

THE human race has been gifted with an amazing capacity for problem-solving. With God’s will there is nothing we cannot achieve. Scientists have cured illnesses that used to be death sentences. We take for granted that we can turn wind and sun into electricity, sea into drinking water and hold …

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FOOD THAT FILLS YOU – JUNA’S WITH A HUG FROM INSIDE

Veganism is both the practice of strictly abstaining from the use of all animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. The vegan movement is flourishing in Kuwait. This five part series takes a look at the creative Kuwaitis who have adopted …

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They are slaughtering Lebanese freedom

LEBANON has been known for its press freedom since the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Whenever someone from any party attempts to violate or touch the press body, he ends up experiencing major political and security tremors. One of the incidents that sparked war was the assassination of journalist Naseeb …

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