Opinion

Resignation dawn of a new Lebanon

LEBANON hardly came out of the presidential vacuum crisis which was graced by Arab countries, especially the Gulf countries; for it to reenter the dungeons of division through the obstinacy of ‘Hezbollah’ and its persistence to cling onto its micro-state against the State. ‘Hezbollah’ has done this in a bid …

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‘Judge man by his deeds’ – ‘Not fair to generalize’

“The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies,” third US President Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826). Many who claim to be liberals usually condemn religious individuals with or without a reason, especially when the latter is accused or commits a mistake — whether the mistake was …

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Yemen’s Marshall Plan and ‘misconceptions’ of the bats

THERE is an anecdote about one of the Yemeni cabinet meetings which took place a few decades ago, at a time the government was trying to find a development plan for the country and due to lack of resources to execute the one; a minister said: “Why not benefit from …

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The agent of disease cannot become cure

FROM all corners of the world, countries are now standing tough on members of ‘DAESH’ and its sympathizers — the way they stood tough on the Tartars and then the Nazis. ‘DAESH’ followers brag about spreading their atrocities which the entire humanity condemns — apart from those who have been …

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Final days for ‘Hezb-flip-flops’

THE incident, which took place in Hay Al-Solam in the southern area of Beirut — the capital of Lebanon, exposed the environmental nemesis that incubates the ‘Hezbollah’. For the first time since 1982, the incident put the group before national accountability in which neither intimidation nor oppression, as practiced in …

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Rule of non-retroactivity of penal laws serves humanity

Laws were never made to take revenge on criminals, but to edify and civilize them, to teach them about coexistence and help them get along with society.  That is why the rule of non-retroactivity of penal laws is considered one of the most effective laws that serves and secures humanity.  …

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France won and Qatar did not lose

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance,” English writer Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). I don’t consider receiving any job in any organization of the United Nations, a distinguished achievement for any country, especially since experience has taught us that the returns of such positions do not equate with a …

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Until when Guardian of the Constitution? – We are tired of the flippant ones

O HH the Amir, you said in your elevated speech during the recent opening session of the National Assembly, “I am the guardian of the Constitution and I will not allow it to be infringed. It is the main guarantee, after Almighty Allah, for peace and stability of the nation. …

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Amir has spoken, time will tell

KNOWN for his transparency, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah gave his word at the inauguration of the second parliamentary term. The word is a platform for the legislative authority that bears national responsibility to come out of the cocoon of familiarity with the horizon and act. …

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Me too, moi aussi

CURRENTLY, there is a huge uproar around the world over the sexual misconduct scandal involving famous American film producer Harvey Weinsten – co-founder of the film company ‘Miramax’. This producer did not spare actresses from sexual misconduct, obviously in return for giving them roles in the films he is making. …

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