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Wednesday , November 14 2018

Opinion

Disputed decision

It is like a folk song that commiserates the current condition. The Kuwaiti government has just announced the formation of its Cabinet one month after its resignation, as if it was challenging the Parliament. The regional situation is amusing and sad at the same time, the enemy who was fighting …

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When the heart sees blind without borders

One perk of my job is getting to meet some extraordinary people — people with gumption, people with remarkable life force, people who are optimistic in the face of insurmountable odds, people who believe that life is a celebration despite the setbacks and pain. Twenty-three-year-old Ahmad Al Bahar, a senior …

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Stones and stanzas – Pre-Islamic poetry … a step back from ‘ignorance’

Keeping up with the spirit of scientific and intellectual enlightenment, Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre hosted Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at Sana’a University Dr Yousef Mohammed Abdullah who addressed the subject of pre-Islamic poetry. Talking to a concerned crowd last Monday night, Dr Yousef …

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Trump’s dangerous policies imperil world

THROUGH his own actions, United States President Donald Trump has diminished his status as Leader of the Free World and eliminated himself as an honest broker. America’s allies and adversaries are appalled by his decision to throw a grenade into the Middle East by unilaterally declaring Jerusalem the capital of …

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Jerusalem … from Hitler to Trump, between them, women’s fashion and guns

HAS Jerusalem become Israel’s capital for eternity after the recognition of the United States of America’s President Donald Trump and the US decision to relocate its embassy there? The answer can be borrowed from history — what Adolf Hitler did in 1940 when his troops took over Paris. At the …

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You haven’t manufactured Airbus … not even a pencil

I DO NOT understand the braggadocio of an Arab, especially about the world in which he has not partaken even an inch in its development that he is also enjoying immensely. I do not understand the mentality or cobwebs which cover the Arab mentality, to a point of reaching the …

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Saleh spoke his word and left

ALI ABDULLAH SALEH spent his small part in political life on the sharp edges of flimsy alliances, taking his chances without giving any attention to risks that come with such kind of political work. Nonetheless, perhaps his fate was not to exit from the political scene before exposing the Houthis …

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KBMC BLOOD RIDE – THE THRILL IS IN THE GIVING

The Kuwait BMW Motorcycle Club held its 10th annual blood donation event under the patronage of the Capital Governor, Lt. General Thabet Mohammed Al Muhanna, this past weekend, hosted at the Naif Palace. The blood ride was supported by several motorcycling clubs in Kuwait along with institutions such as the …

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Cross in the Crescent in a corner of tolerance – CHRISTIANS IN KUWAIT

Hamza Olayan, in his new book, ‘Christians in Kuwait’, seeks to provide a comprehensive account of Christianity in Kuwait, recounting the place Christians hold in Kuwait’s history and their contribution to nation building. Starting with Failaka as the first foothold for Christianity, Olayan traces Christian history through the Arabian Mission …

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Sabah’s summit of Cooperation Council

COUNTRIES in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have schedules which cannot be delayed under any circumstances; hence, the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit is being held in Kuwait with all of its six leaders in attendance. The summit eliminates the anxiety and fear which prevailed in the region throughout the …

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