Monday , November 20 2017


Social media … benefits & drawbacks

I was taken aback by the words of the Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist Eduardo Hughes Galeano when he said, “We are living in the age of materialism, where wedding ceremony is more important than love, funeral procession is more important than the deceased, clothes are important than the body, …

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Don’t leave all to ‘mama’ – ‘Fulfil duty to nation’

Due to an inadvertent error I failed to appear before the judge during the court session but my efficient lawyer, Adawia Aldgeshm, who has been assigned to defend me in the case of journalism required my appearance in person before the judge and convinced the judge to hear my testimony …

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Need to adopt 4-pronged strategy to rescue Kuwait – A vision for our country’s future if we desire stability, prosperity for people

Saud Al Arfaj

This is the first of a three-part series of articles on vision of Kuwait’s future and the stability of its people. –– Editor By Saud Al-Arfaj I’m not a columnist or a journalist. This article is not to criticize anyone but to shed light on some of the negativities of …

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Avarice goes before morals? – Practice what you preach

Last week, the Giza Criminal Court in Cairo, presided by Judge Abdul-Shafi Al-Sayyed Othman, sentenced former Egyptian minister of Irrigation Mohammad Nasr Allam, and a businessman, member of the Egyptian People’s Assembly and Board Chairman of the Egyptian-Kuwaiti Company for land reclamation Ahmad Abdul Salam Quora to seven years imprisonment …

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Traders in State diseases – ‘Society’ above the law

To open foodstuffs shop one requires quite some time, which may take up to six months and this period includes finding a place, money, rent and getting approval from the concerned authorities, in addition to other accompanying complications. But there is a society affiliated to a radical religious party, and …

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Brotherhood’s devil in Egypt and Kuwait

WHEN unproductive arguments had overshadowed productive deeds, the Byzantines were caught off guard, which resulted in the fall of their empire. The current situation in the Arab world is not a lot different from that of the Byzantines, especially in countries where parliamentary system prevails such as in Kuwait, Bahrain …

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Libya and its lost years

Years after the Lockerbie crisis in which Libya was implicated, several international bodies attempted to contain the crisis and set up effective solutions for ensuring an acceptable end. This was after charges were officially leveled against Libya’s regime for bombing down Pan-Am Flight 103 on the skies of Lockerbie, Scotland, …

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Talk we don’t want to hear — II

Ibrahim Al-Buleihi said the entry of Arab history has not made any contribution but rather hindered the progress, and that means if we listen to the news we will see clearly that we are the big obstructers in the march of human civilization and this is horrible. All our news …

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Talk we do not want to hear – It is Greek for some

Saudi scholar Ibrahim Al-Buleihi says the Arabs have not provided any added value to human civilization, and that what is attributed to them by the intellectual and scientific achievements was originally accomplished by Greek individuals. He added, what distinguishes the West is that history is an extension of Greek and …

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Assembly’s Valentine and its Devil

ON TUESDAY, Feb 15, the young and active Member of Parliament Ahmed Al-Fadhel distributed red roses to his colleagues in the Parliament on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. This civilized initiative could have transformed the National Assembly from a place of insults and altercations to a place of sublimity and …

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