Tuesday , January 23 2018


Perhaps suspending it is better for everyone

THERE is a question that has been asked many times in various local circles – What is the point of having a strong Parliament which continues day by day to exceed the cost of Parliamentary positions on financial and economic aspects? Is democracy about accusations and blackmailing? Whenever the Parliament …

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Shobokshi, India, Pakistan

A few years ago I wrote about a very embarrassing incident which I experienced at the home of a friend, when I met with the Ambassador of India who asked me about the nature of my activity. I told him before I answer his question I would like to know from …

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Defenders of honor, virtue – Two faces of same coin

They call for wearing the veil, and fight the unveiled. They call for segregation of the two sexes from kindergarten to the university level. They call for virtue, decency and dignity, and demand parents and couples to prevent their daughters and the wives pleasures of finery. They urge their families …

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MP road to chaos

VAIN and self-serving MPs are taking the country back to the days of aggravations, after disappointing the aspirations of the people of Kuwait by returning to their disharmonious and malicious interpellation rhetoric. It is evident that those returning from their political boycott have not learnt from the past experience and …

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Tackling poverty burning issue

IT IS a great shame that advocates for almost 1.3 billion of the world’s population suffering from extreme poverty often meet with deaf ears. There is much ado about terrorism, and rightly so, but the fact is that poverty-related factors claim many more lives. Half the world’s population lives under …

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Ports at point of no return – ‘Save what we can’

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote in October 2003, under the title, ‘Will Sheikh Sabah Al-Ali resign? After I read what was published by the Al-Qabas newspaper on its front page on September 24 and the continuation on another page, was about the unfortunate, terrifying tragic facts …

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Iran’s empty threats

EVERY dawn for the last 38 years, leaders of the Tehran regime have been issuing threats about Iran’s horrific and devastating response if the United States of America takes any disciplinary measures against it. However, such intimidations were quickly forgotten and the embargo on Iran became more severe. Lately, this …

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Tearful aspects of Kuwait corruption

WITH Kuwait reaching the bottom of the corruption list in the Gulf region and falling by 20 points in the global corruption index, I believe we, especially the decision makers, should feel a bit ashamed. However, we are daily witnessing the contrary in the newspapers, as our officials in government …

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