Opinion

Museum churches, massacre mosques

WE hope the massacre that ‘DAESH’ carried out in the northern part of Sinai’s city of Arish, where more than 300 people lost their lives and many others were injured, will awaken the conscience of their colleagues in the fanatic extremism movement. We still remember with astonishment the comment made …

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Conflict reveals shortfall in law regulating publications

LAST week has been a difficult, stressful frustrating time for the writers who just issued their new novels, short stories books, historical books or any type of written productions, the International Book Fair was held in Kuwait leading to expose an aggressive reaction taken by the Ministry of Information’s “Department …

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Heil Hitler Mullahs

SINCE 1979, the Mullah regime has been living under pressure of ‘power illusion’ which toppled the Shah through the populace revolution. This pressure is clear in the interpretation of Al-Khomeini’s first slogan, ‘Exportation of the Revolution’, assuming that what happened in Iran can be transported to other countries. Al-Khomeini’s war …

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When fear is loved, and love is feared

By the end of 2017, a Hindu temple will be completed in Abu-Dhabi, sponsored entirely by the UAE government. A Hindu temple of worship is nothing new in the Emirates. Dubai already boasts two temples, and the Sikhs had cause for celebration circa seven years ago, when they were also …

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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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