Opinion

Forgotten Arabs the world ignores

IF you are unaware that there are millions of Arabs subsisting in miserable conditions in the oil-and-water-rich Iranian province of Khuzestan, you can be forgiven. The shameful fact is that their plight goes under the Arab World’s radar and is rarely highlighted by either the Western or Arab media. These …

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Let our voice reach Rohingya

San Suu Kyi, who came to power as the first civilian administration after the junta regime in Myanmar, was considered as a great hope for the Rohingya Muslims. The promises she made before the election were hopeful and peaceful. The Rohingya believed that things would change for the better for …

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Inhuman, skewed eclecticism

Whenever our brothers in humanity, children of Adam and Eve, encounter any devastating misfortune, we are obliged by our emotions, feelings and conscience to do something regardless of their origin or ethnicity. In the past months or few days now, we have seen our brothers and sisters in humanity and …

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Pros and cons of instituting visitation rights centres

The new family law has given a new option for divorced couples to execute the visitation judgment in ‘visitation centers’, which are newly built and situated in Kuwait Governorates such that residents of each governorate will visit the centers to see their children once they have visitation hours granted through …

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‘No winner in crisis’ – ‘Wisdom key’

“The Arab political and economic affairs would have been good, so would the Arab media if management of Arab affairs was good”  — Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. It’s been two months since the unfortunate Gulf crisis began and situation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) started to deteriorate, and as …

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Oh Saleh … ‘Eagle and fox’ once again

FINALLY the ousted president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has fallen into the very trap that he had built through his coalition with the Houthi gang. This came after the gang issued a decision to arrest its ally for overthrowing the legitimate government. This development signals the collapse of the …

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Campaign against expats unjustified

THE sudden emergence of a ferocious campaign — unprecedented — against the expatriates in the Kuwaiti political and social arenas is like the latter are the main reason behind the spread of corruption and nepotism in every aspect of the society. It is as if the expatriates are the cause …

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Our Prophet’s world heritage letters

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the prophet of Islam, spent his entire life spreading God’s message. He tirelessly and continuously preached and helped people achieve perfection in the Sight of God until the very last moments of his life. As a part of his efforts, he used a variety of methods to …

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The classic ‘Expat’ debate

Expats presently constitute about half of the total population in the GCC (52 percent), with a low of 37 percent for Saudi Arabia and a high of approximately 88 percent for UAE and Qatar. The increasing and large proportion of the expatriate population is a matter of concern for many …

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So Qatar does not cry over spilt milk

THE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven its strength and stability in the last 36 years. It has been like that since its early and tender age when it faced several quakes from both inside and outside, even by some member states, particularly Qatar, that attempted to undermine and dismantle …

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