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Friday , November 16 2018

Opinion

Not all true in country’s financial status

“People don’t like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug,” French writer Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896). By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi The contents of some news bear more comedy than seriousness. One of the most notable suppositions is that the financial status of any country is considered a …

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‘The societies I have lost’

‘Hotbeds of corruption’ In the early 1980s, I was among those residents of Jabriya who sought to establish a cooperative society. I was elected chairman of the board of directors by acclamation. Here lawyer, Mustafa Al-Sarraf, who was one of the founders, asked me if I could give him the …

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No fears over Jordan

PROTESTS against the proposed tax bill and increase in fuel prices, which Jordan has been witnessing in the past few days, should not be gauged from a single angle – magnitude of pressure due to the livelihood crisis that the country is going through. It is vital to acknowledge that …

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Radicalism, brain linked – Questions need answers

Neuropsychology has shown that there is a link between religious extremism and lesions in a brain area called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and how damage or destruction of certain areas of this cortex weakens the flexibility of cognition, openness, and acceptance of disagreement with the other, and becomes less or …

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Religion does not require sacrifices

By Intisar Al-Ma’atouq The immediate profit made by those who trade in religion has made their numbers grow by leaps and bounds. Who among us has not received a text message on his mobile phone asking to subscribe for the service provided by a cleric under the pretext of making …

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Theories may defy success

By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi “°A general who sees with the eyes of others is not able to lead a State,” French statesman Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). . . . Economic theories and their implementation rely on a certain set of circumstances, concepts and principles which make any theory unique in terms …

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Israelis and Palestinians, rise up to demand peace!

By Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor UAE Businessman Both sides in this enduring conflict have been failed by leaders and Western intermediaries. Summits, conferences, accords and a roadmap going nowhere have been a waste of time and effort. Earlier attempts at finding solutions brokered by former US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill …

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Kuwait, Riyadh…give their bread to the private sector

By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times FROM the beginning of the regime of former US president Dwight Eisenhower until a few years ago, the American budget recorded significant deficit annually; so much that the volume of public debt rose to around $19 trillion. Undoubtedly, this affected the infrastructure of …

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Who’ll stop the government and force it to come to its senses?

IF WHAT was published by Al-Seyassah newspaper regarding the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor’s approval of the amendment of the basic statute of Al-Islah Society (Social Reform Society) is true, this is another disaster on the list of detestable corruption disasters achieved by our wise government. As we established …

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Kuwait must fully respect Convention on the Right of the Child

Since the 1990’s, Kuwait has been a human rights active polity. It took responsibility in terms of following the principles recommended by the Universal Declaration of Human rights to ensure justice for everyone and balance between human rights and obligations. Kuwait opted to give children proper attention and care needed …

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