Opinion

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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DBA insurance mandatory for all cos doing business with US govt

With it being Discover America Week (A series of events hosted by the US Embassy, which highlight the close relationship between the USA and Kuwait), I felt compelled to discuss an American law that is applicable here in Kuwait. Defense Base Act (DBA). I know what many of you are …

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Until when will Kuwait remain on the palm of wicked MPs?

UNDOUBTEDLY, lack of election program and settling for personal promises and services led to parliamentary bankruptcy that Kuwait has never witnessed since the start of its parliamentary life. This is especially true in the last three decades when control tools provided by the Constitution were transformed into scarecrows to threaten …

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Emirate leaders, take it easy on us

WE say this openly to the leaders of the Emirates (United Arab Emirates): Take it easy on us O HH Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid and HH Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed. Do not exhaust us with surprises that we cannot match. Just yesterday, you came up with the Ministry of Happiness. …

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Muhammad bin Salman … rights holders shout we want solutions

INVESTORS from Saudi Arabia, Gulf, Arab and foreign countries are relieved after the arrest of a Saudi billionaire of Kuwaiti origin — Maan Al-Sanea; because this is the first important step towards realization of ‘Vision 2030’ on developing the Kingdom’s economy and putting it on the right path. This also …

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Discover America Week builds upon successful visit of HH Amir – Events to showcase American culture, expertise

It’s my great pleasure to launch the fifth annual Discover America Week here in Kuwait. This week of events symbolizes the close connections between the Kuwaiti and American peoples. We kicked off Discover America Week yesterday with a fun run attended by Kuwaitis, Americans and others; it will continue for …

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Give real liberals chance … we’re one

“There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision,” (American Philosopher William James 1842-1910). The reasonable merging of political freedom in Kuwait has an effect on the group of the learned, intellectuals and politicians. Different factions practice politics, particularly through parliamentary work. Among …

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Lineage in the coinage of Islam – Coins & Caliphs

Abdullah Mohammed Bin Jassem Al Mutairi, an Emirati expert on Islamic coins, delivered a comprehensive lecture on Islamic coinage, discussing the verses and slogans engraved on them, at the Yarmouk Cultural Center on Monday evening as part of Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season. Al Mutairi is a …

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Need for right legislation to regulate freedom of religion

The absence of an accurate legislation regulating freedom of religion in Kuwait becomes apparent once this right is exercised. Freedom to choose the religion you want to follow, convert to or various ways to worship are absolute rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Article 35 allows the practice of all religions, …

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