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A BETTER END – HELP & HOPE WHEN THERE IS NO CURE – PALLIATIVE CARE TO EASE THE PAIN OF PASSING FOR THEM … US – Live out our last days to the fullest, before saying our final goodbyes

Palliative care is end of life care. It is probably the most misunderstood specialty in the entire field of medicine. That is because for most people, the medical profession is synonymous with saving lives. For patients with life-threatening illnesses, just as important as the gift of life is the right …

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Deceptive revolutions … O Syrians, return to your land

IT is time to talk about Syria in a straightforward manner. The misery has been continuing for seven years now. It is time for an end to this misery and to the series of making Syrians pay the price of the adventures and schemes of the Muslim Brotherhood Group, the …

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‘Survival only in unity’ – No winners in crisis

“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story,” American baseball manager Casey Stengel (1890 -1975). Some mischievous insinuations from several Arab news media platforms surfaced recently, stating there is no need for the Gulf council in its current form. Others say the upcoming …

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Minds distorted by ‘neo-liberal’ values

I AM a great believer in personal freedom. I have never sought to impose my beliefs on anyone else and my philosophy has always been ‘Live and Let Live’. What people do in the privacy of their own homes is of no concern to me. However, I strongly object to …

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Tragedy of the 588 nurses

A TOTAL of 588 nurses came to Kuwait through the old administration in the Ministry of Health — former minister and undersecretary. After arriving in Kuwait and completing the necessary medical test, and before reporting to their work station; they were shocked to discover that there was no vacancy for …

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Changes being made to laws to take account of ‘New Kuwait’

ON Jan 30, 2017, the Government of Kuwait unveiled the country’s Vision 2035 and National Development Plan, branded as the “New Kuwait”. Such plan intends to transform Kuwait into a financial, cultural, and institutional leader in the region by 2035. Further, increasing direct foreign investment by 300% and attracting more …

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Iran ‘Nobel’ for pretence

THE Arab adage, “They satisfied us with beating, so we satisfied them with swearing,” applies to the Iranian policy. At a time when Tehran is begging for lifting of sanctions to silence the voices of 56 percent of its population living below the poverty line because of Tehran’s terror operations …

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Don’t let demons mess with ‘the Gulf’

SINCE its inception in 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven to be the most able Arab institution in terms of facing challenges; whether from outside when it encounters, and continues to encounter, attempts to weaken and divert it away from its course, or internally through the pessimist opinions …

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in the grip of death … the art of life

In a new book, “Precious Indian Weapons: And Other Princely Accoutrements” on the collection of 200 masterpieces in the Al-Sabah collection, Senior Curator and Collection Manager Salam Kaoukji sheds light on the legendary wealth and opulence of the Indian courts and to their tradition for fine and artistic craftsmanship during …

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, we present to you your shortcomings

“I ALWAYS reiterate these words: May Allah show mercy on the one who shows me my shortcomings. If you see or if my fellow citizens see, and they are currently listening to me, anything that is in the interest of your religion before anything else, and your country, the country …

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