Opinion

Syria lost between Assad’s seekers … interest seekers

THE Syrian blood has been touring between capitals of foreign countries for the past seven years in search for a solution. Someone from the involved international parties does not want a solution, because the issue at hand is flowing towards their interests. From the meetings in Geneva, Astana, Sochi and …

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Is management the cause?

“Do not try to make circumstances fit your plans. Make plans that fit the circumstances,” US senior military officer General George Smith Patton Jr. (1885 – 1945). ❑ ❑ ❑ By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi IN ANY company, establishment or even the private or government sector, the most essential thing is …

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Hen that lays golden eggs – Piety name of the game

It is unimaginable to think of the size of powers and responsibilities the law gives to the Road and Land Transport Authority. It is not strange that the Ministry of Public Works has been hesitating for years before finally agreeing to hand over the right to this authority to supervise …

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Photogenic doctors

WE, in Kuwait, have been witnessing a phenomenon hardly seen in any other country — that of attaching the photos of doctors to advertisements along with a detailed description of their fields of specialization. Titles usually precede the names of doctors. All over the world, it is known that professions …

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Cultural differences – ‘Kings’ at home

Umm Adel’s apartment is located on Baker Street, close to the famous Oxford Street, in the heart of London. Umm Adel is used to spending summer with her small family in London, often accompanied by their Filipino domestic helper. Almost every day, Umm Adel walks from her apartment for a …

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Help poor patients – Donors in quandary

I, and of course the others, receive messages from people asking for material assistance to non-Kuwaiti patients, often children or poor people, who are suffering from incurable diseases and cannot afford the high cost of treatment, especially after the recent decision of the Ministry of Health to stop paying for …

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Scythians – DIVERSITY AND SPLENDOUR OF NOMADIC ART

Véronique Schiltz, member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, delivered a fascinating lecture on ancient nomadic jewellery, highlighting the spirit and soul of these treasures, at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre last Monday evening, as part of the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season. Schiltz trained as …

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Do good ‘anyway’ – Could have done better

I take one step at a time as I approach my 80th birthday and I am happy with everything I have done or performed in my life, which I consider not much at all. However, one thing bothers me when I look back at my life. I have a kind of …

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‘It’s a two-way street’ – ‘Duty of oil firms’

“Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power,” American novelist Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881). By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi IN MANY countries around the world, major companies usually trigger a clause on social responsibility and provide vital services to the country. These services could be achieved through several clauses  whether …

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Saudi Arabia, UAE single solid frontier

UNDOUBTEDLY, the Arab world needs an effective and influential power able to form a solid nucleus for facing major challenges in this sensitive stage in our history. Therefore, when we see some other countries do so, we turn to them because such countries will be the source of actual protection …

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