Thursday , September 20 2018

Opinion

Berri master of thuggery with distinction

A LEBANESE adage says that as long as hearts are full of hatred, it makes no difference whether you commit a mistake or not. The Lebanese rejected all forms of thuggery blackmail by the supporters of Nabih Berri’s movement in response to the words of Lebanese Foreign Minister and Chairperson …

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‘Stop buying fur coats’

Before going into today’s article, let us narrate the following funny story: A man went to a bank to report the loss of his wife’s ATM card. The card was lost six months ago. When the banker asked the man why he was reporting the loss after six months, the …

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Effects of supplications – ‘It may rain’

A few years ago the US Templeton Baptist Foundation spent more than $7 million on a medical research under the supervision of Dr Herbert Benson, a cardiologist at the Mind and Body Center in Boston, to demonstrate the impact of supplications in patients and their role in speeding up their recovery. …

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You have fulfilled Oh Sabah of wisdom and humanitarianism

SINCE His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah assumed power on Jan 29, 2006; the morning of Kuwait has always been gleaming with his wisdom for the last 12 years. His inauguration marked the new chapter of continuous work for the country to move towards the period of …

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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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