Monday , December 18 2017

Opinion

Farcical education sector! – Why blame expats?

When the late Khalid Al-Masoud was Minister of Education in the mid-sixties, he founded the Institute of Teachers and everyone who opted to join this institute were given a persuasive amount of money and I almost fell for the trap because of the ‘grant’. The number of those who joined …

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Return Syrians to their country

AFTER six years of war in Syria, negotiations continue to wobble while killings and destruction are worsening. The first meeting concerning the Syrian crisis was held in Geneva, which was followed by the second, third and fourth. However, none of these meetings managed to reach any tangible agreement. Eventually, the …

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Happens only in Kuwait – From rags to riches

This is a story about what happens nowhere in the world whose wide world but in Kuwait and there are not many like it. It is a story of a man who was born in a modest family of an Arab father and a Kuwaiti mother. When he was young, …

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Yemen graveyard for Iran’s scheme

THE war in Yemen is not only aimed at militarily abolishing Iran’s expansionism scheme by some Yemeni factions, but it is also intended at rebuilding the state and military forces after the “coup” crippled Yemeni institutions particularly the military and security authorities. This war is definitely aimed at restoring life …

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‘Safaa’s’ disputable proposal!

HONORABLE MP Safaa Al-Hashem has submitted a proposal to stop giving free medicines to expatriates visiting the government hospitals in Kuwait, saying the fee of KD 1 or KD 2 they pay in the clinics and hospitals should be for diagnosis and consultation. There is no doubt I respect the …

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King Salman tour strategic initiative

AT a time when the world is witnessing vast economic and political changes, the Asian tour of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Abdulaziz represents vivification of the relations between Saudi Arabia and the seven Asian countries that he will be visiting. This tour is focused on …

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Difference between us, them – Look after her rights

The Kuwaiti society, like a majority of other Arab and Muslim communities, is a male-dominated society and women seldom play a role, with a few exceptions. It is very rare to see women confronting men in the courts, because of most of the legislations which are biased in favor of …

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Art stronger than politics

ART neither knows limits nor restrictions or political redlines. In other words, the new US President, Donald Trump attacked Muslims and issued his first executive order banning the citizens of seven mainly Muslim majority countries from entering the United States of America, among them Iran. Hollywood , which is an …

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Corrupt electorate and MP

WHEN honorable MP Riyah Al-Adsani raised the bribery issue, a lot of events came to mind. The list of names according to the efforts of Al-Adsani consisted of the 2009 Parliament members. I will not question his efforts as this is under the jurisdiction of judicial authorities but I will …

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O MPs, your bazaars will not solve the citizenship problem

SOME MPs have made the issue of the revocation of citizenship from violators of law as their main priority, with the elections and media image in their minds. They have invested everything in order to horrifically take advantage of people’s situations in an unprecedented manner. They have been flexing their …

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