Friday , December 15 2017

Opinion

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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Slaves to technology

No doubt, most of us are being carried away by information technology and have become slaves to our smartphones. Our attention is often captured by the huge number of messages that comes to us every minute. Most of the time, these messages are trivial, silly and not worth wasting time …

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A fascist philosopher behind every president

THE Saudi newspaper “Al-Sharq Al-Awsat” recently published an analysis report on the masterminds behind the presidents of the two biggest and strongest countries in the world — Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. It is true that Trump came to power through free and direct elections, while Putin came to power …

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‘It takes two to tango’ – Moral degradation peaks

The efficient Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that there are more than 57,000 cases of people in Kuwait who have been pretending to be physically disabled in order to receive monthly allowances from the state for years. Al-Sabeeh said many of them forged their medical reports …

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Still life in ‘Astana’

FOR the past 30 years since the issuance of the UN Resolution No. 194, which ruled on the division of Palestine into two countries – Jewish and Arab, Arabs have been rejecting every peace initiative with Israel. Due to this, Arabs, instead of liberating the land which was occupied by …

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‘Learn to do your own work’ – ‘Sacrifice interests’

We along with many others have been urging the government to rationalize expenditures, reduce salaries and allowances of major state officials, cancel tenders that are not urgent, and close down inactive bodies such as the authority for revising laws. There were a number of MPs who called for increased restrictions …

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Dealing with expatriates

In recent weeks, there have been a number of strange calls in the country, led by the members of parliament and political activists, calling for mass expulsion of expatriates, and “choking” their livelihoods through measures that will squeeze their pockets. There are many who believe the population structure of the …

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