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Wednesday , November 21 2018

Opinion

Khalifa bin Salman the fence of Bahrain

IT IS not strange for Bahrain’s Prime Minister His Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman to open his doors for citizens to listen and talk to them directly in a comfortable manner, especially on issues concerning security and the political situation. Prince Khalifa always affirms the veracity of the position which …

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The ‘abusive’ sermon

THE eminent Egyptian thinker Zaki Najib asks: What is extremism in thought? And in response says it is to choose an intellectual and ideological dwelling and be satisfied with yourself, but at the same time you do not want anyone else to choose what is good for him from the …

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Trinkets and the tales they tell

Throughout the ages, jewelry and trinkets have always been part of civilizations, they translated people’s preferences and lifestyle, and mirrored their talent, development and prosperity.  By studying ancient trinkets and jewelry, one can learn about civilizations in a more personal level, their faiths, how they dressed, what influenced them and …

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Mohammed bin Salman puts his finger on Syria’s wound

IN HIS recent interview with the Time Magazine, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said: “America’s presence in Syria is the only way to stop the Iranian influence from expanding in the region, and Bashar Assad is staying with the hope that he will not become a ‘puppet’ for Iran.” …

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‘Sectarianism destructive’ – Putting facts right

This article is not in defense of Iran. It has a people and a government to defend it. This article is not to abuse or curse anyone because all have their own respect and prestige. This article should also not be considered as an attempt to defend the Iranian government …

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Gulf diplomatic visit terrifies Hezb, returns dwarves to their burrows

LEBANON is waiting for May 6, 2018 — the day of a serious exam for political powers which have dominated Lebanese decision for 25 years. The election will be a real challenge for Hezbollah as this will put every party to its actual dimension. Hence, when Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah …

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Who meets pragmatism of Abdullah II?

RECENTLY, King Abdullah II of Jordan talked about the importance of breaking the peace process deadlock between Palestine and Israel to reach a fair and permanent peace settlement based on the two countries’ solution during his meeting with the president of Panama. “This settlement leads to establishment of an independent …

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‘We want our old Kuwait’ – Pleasures of simple life

There is an Iranian song with a beautiful melody. The composer of the song talks about his longing for his old city, Tehran, which no longer has the same beautiful features it once did. To admire the melody, I asked a friend to translate it into Arabic and it reads …

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Kuwait’s integrity vs that of France

THE local Al-Qabas newspaper published last Saturday – March 24, 2018 – news on its front page which left us astonished and sad at the same time. The headline read: “The Public Prosecution released two officials without bail.” They were charged with delayed declaration of assets required by the Anti-Corruption …

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Stresses of the Awqaf and lax control

The bombing of the Sadiq Shiite mosque in Kuwait, which took place in late June 2015, resulted in the loss of 250 innocent civilians between the dead and the injured, while they knelt in prayer and this has been haunting the conscience of every sincere person. The government in an …

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