Friday , December 15 2017

Opinion

‘Just a tip of the iceberg’

I always get many mixed feelings each time I read or hear reports about attempts being foiled to smuggle huge quantities of alcohol into the country. Historically, it was not allowed to consume alcohol openly in Kuwait. Even until the issuance of the Law No. 206 in the mid-1960s, alcohol was …

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Obama’s perfidious parting gift to Iran

  PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s emotional farewell speech before a crowd of thousands was another fine example of the type of inspirational oratory that saw him elected eight years ago as President of the United States. Punctuated by standing ovations and deafening applause, there was hardly a dry eye in the …

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Look into the real problems – ‘First things first’

Former member of the National Assembly Khalid Al-Sultan, a member of the political group ‘Thawabet Al-Umma’ lived a free life all along and we wish him a very long life. There is no enmity between us and him, and all but respect. Al-Sultan decided to change — and this is …

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The role of men of religion

A cleric of any religion has a duty to perform and the need for this duty increases or decreases with the degree of progress or failure of society. The ratio of the number of men of religion to the total number of population differs from one society to another and is …

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Syria antidote in Astana

THERE is a glimpse of hope in the possibility of Syria exiting from the whirlpool of killings, destruction and displacement, due to the talks that are currently ongoing in the Kazakh capital, Astana. If these talks are managed in a proper manner, and if every concerned party tones down the …

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‘Deviates’ spell more chaos

Abu Ali Sina, quote says, ‘Muslims are plagued by those who believe that they know more than others, and think that God did not guide any people other than them’! At the beginning of the Syrian revolution I wrote in favor of the demands of the revolutionaries and wished President …

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DAESH … the unknown exposes the known

ABOUT two years have passed since the launch of the military campaign against DAESH but this terrorist group continues to be a daily source of apprehension for majority of countries in the world, and preoccupation for its security and media agencies. This means that the method used to fight this …

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Diplomacy of statements!

THE foreign policies of any country towards other countries — whether friendly or sisterly — are bound by important issues and protected by secret and announced treaties and agreements. The relationship between two countries includes confidential issues that might be unknown to ordinary citizens for subjective reasons. A couple of …

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Natural evolution of faith – ‘Change necessary’

All the religions of the world, without exception are subjected to change which has been imposed by the circumstances of life, and the proportion of this change varies from one area to another and from one people to another. These changes have lasted for periods longer or shorter, depending on …

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