Saturday , September 22 2018


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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Véronique Schiltz, member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, delivered a fascinating lecture on ancient nomadic jewellery, highlighting the spirit and soul of these treasures, at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre last Monday evening, as part of the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season. Schiltz trained as …

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Do good ‘anyway’ – Could have done better

I take one step at a time as I approach my 80th birthday and I am happy with everything I have done or performed in my life, which I consider not much at all. However, one thing bothers me when I look back at my life. I have a kind of …

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‘It’s a two-way street’ – ‘Duty of oil firms’

“Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power,” American novelist Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881). By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi IN MANY countries around the world, major companies usually trigger a clause on social responsibility and provide vital services to the country. These services could be achieved through several clauses  whether …

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Saudi Arabia, UAE single solid frontier

UNDOUBTEDLY, the Arab world needs an effective and influential power able to form a solid nucleus for facing major challenges in this sensitive stage in our history. Therefore, when we see some other countries do so, we turn to them because such countries will be the source of actual protection …

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‘We thank you all expats’ – Contributions a lot

Thank you all, we apologize to you for what some racists and ignorant people among us have against you. We shall always feel grateful and remember your contributions. I thank Saeed, the honest and wonderful Omani boy, who used to work in our house in the early 1950s, and without …

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Khamenei repeats Khomeini’s crime

THE supreme leader of Iran Ali Khamenei downplaying the reality of the dire situation in his country; from its destruction, to frustrate and accuse neighboring countries of being mercenaries, is considered a clear attempt to divert the attention of his starving nation away from the daily uprisings that send chills …

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Letter from a loving expatriate

ATTACKING and blaming expatriates indiscreetly and indiscriminately by regarding them as the secret behind our degradation and the vicious disorder in every sector of our society is wrong “according to his conviction.” We, as Kuwaitis, are the main partners in the degradation, disorder and corruption; whereas it is difficult — …

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Happy with dream come true

In honor of the reputation of more than fifty countries, and for other reasons, the state allows the citizens of these countries to avail visas on arrival at any point of entry. I do not know about the situation at the land and sea ports, but I know for sure …

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From Eisenhower to El-Sisi … a ‘renaissance’ made by generals of discipline, national loyalty

THREE months from now, Egypt will be heading to an historic event — the presidential election. Egyptians will choose either to complete the development process and State building or return to square one — after the uprising on Jan 25, 2017. Therefore, every Egyptian needs to read the modern history …

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