Tuesday , December 12 2017

Opinion

The African … Muhammad VI

THE speech delivered by the King of Morocco Muhammad VI at the African Union (AU) Summit is considered as a historic document. In fact, it is the future roadmap of the African continent, as it contained facts which reminded the 56 member countries to arise from the errors of the …

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Post adds to services rot – Where do we go?

Reader Ala’a says: When the education is so bad in our country, and the health services are on the decline and our roads are in such a mess that the fragile windshields of our cars cannot withstand the force of the flying gravel on our roads, it is useless to …

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Respect for presidency … not President

WE have been intimate with tens of US presidents throughout our lives … from Eisenhower to Barack Obama … passing through Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Regan, Carter, George Bush — the father, Clinton and Bush — the son … but Donald Trump as president is something else. For the first time …

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Why do we blame the US?

Regardless of our opinion about Donald Trump, he’ll remain the American President for the next four years and tenure might even be extended to eight years. For this reason, we need to coexist with reality, knowing the unprecedented opposition Trump faces at home and abroad. For the first time, we …

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First step in anti-graft war

AL-QABAS newspaper never had an editorial as sad and disappointing as the one published on Jan 26. The topic was about Kuwait being ranked as the worst Gulf country in terms of corruption. It is very difficult to hear such news about Kuwait especially since it used to be called …

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‘End strife on power road’ – Liberals pursuing illusion

Some of the hardcore liberalists, not fake ones like me, believe that it is possible to control the Muslim Brotherhood Group and “tame” them. They think the Muslim Brotherhood Group leaders can be merged into the political flow after the ban on them is lifted. They argue that this group …

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Trump policies ignite fear, loathing

Donald Trump the businessman was impressive. Reality star Trump equally so, but I fear the journey he is taking us on as President of the United States and Leader of the Free World. And I am not alone as evidenced by the many millions of protesters who banded together from …

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‘Final chance’ for GCC, Iran

KUWAIT, representing the member states of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has given Iran a real test of intentions through discussions, the outcome of which we wish will be good neighborly relations between the two banks of the Arabian Gulf. We hope it will not be a case of buying time, …

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Kuwait different today – ‘Thanks for breaking monotony’

An Egyptian satirist Jalal Amer once said, “Advanced countries place their citizens on the head but the governments of developing countries place their citizens inside the head”. He also said, “What is great about our countries is that they put carbon papers between days of the week so that all …

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The ‘victim’ executed – Castle falls with heart

An Egyptian journalist and writer the late Anis Mansour (1925–2011) once said, “A woman is a huge castle; if her heart falls, it falls with it”. Women have clear and pure hearts. They possess the kindest hearts on the face of the earth. They are very sensitive and transparent. However, …

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