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Opinion

Freedom of expression just a theoretical issue

LEADERS of the United States of America and citizens of American states have always bragged that America is the leader of the free world. Free world means the place where democracy, freedom of belief, freedom of expression and other freedoms are practiced according to elite constitutions starting with the principles …

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Inserting VAT clauses into current agreements

Over the past year, we’ve heard a lot of criticism and doubt on whether Kuwait would comply with the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax (VAT) by implementing and enforcing its own VAT law. Recent news has confirmed that Kuwait’s Cabinet has approved a VAT draft law and such draft …

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Courteous speech, no value

“You can fool all the people some of the time and some people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln. When you start writing any article, you first start with the main idea of the article because the idea is the …

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Mohammed Bin Salman … Careful pick of aides a key administrative technique

WHEN the era of oil began, Saudi Arabia’s economic policy was based on the principle of ensuring the present generation enjoys oil resources, while other minerals constituting huge resources were left for the incoming generations so only a very insignificant part was used. However with the drastic transformation being witnessed …

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Mohammed Bin Salman … Tongue, intelligence determine human quality

A YOUNG MAN from Hijazi responded to Omar Bin Abdul-Aziz, when the Caliph asked why somebody who was older than him did not speak: “The quality of a man is determined by his heart and tongue”. Although the adolescent of that era was mature, subsequent experiences affirmed that a human …

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Mogherini selfie

THE beautiful Italian woman, Federica Mogherini, who currently occupies the position High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, visited the Islamic Republic of Iran to attend the inauguration of Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani. Everybody watched Mogherini wearing a very modest dress while seated on the …

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Foreign law application in Kuwaiti courts depends on nature of each case – Couple need not go to US if they got married there and want to get divorce while residing in Kuwait

The application of foreign law in Kuwaiti courts depends on the nature of each case. This is an issue that foreign litigants (married couple) face whenever there is disagreement between them and they want to get a divorce, custody or even alimony. For example, if the couple got married in …

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The first victims of their own lies

SOME think that people will believe the lies they fabricate. It is really funny whenever those who fabricated lies turn out to be the first victims of their own lies. Among this kind of people is Asha’ab who is mentioned in Arab history. He used to tell lies and believe …

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Abdul-Mutaleb: The house has a Lord protecting it

WHEN Abraha Al-Habashi planned to demolish Ka’aba in 569 AD with the intention of making Al-Qalais in Sana’a the place where people perform Hajj, Allah Almighty sent a group of birds (Al-toyour Al-Ababeel) to protect His house. From that day, the Abashi leader did not understand the importance of a …

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Invasion Iraqi, not Saddami

‘In politics, there are no permanent enemies or friends, only permanent interests’: Winston Churchill By Yusuf Awadh Al-Azmi Looking at history, credibility of historical tales, the responsibilities of historians and integrity of historiography, we must call a spade a spade. The issue has nothing to do with enmity or peace, …

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