Friday , October 20 2017

Opinion

Celebration of American paranoia

  EVERY empire has an end. The end of an empire usually starts when it feels it has the utmost power that can enable it to control the entire world. This was exactly how the Roman Empire collapsed. Its leaders thought their empire had the right to capture the whole …

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I take ‘selfies’, therefore I am

THE wave that swept every corner of the world with the current spread of smartphones which everyone possesses has changed many concepts on travelling, considering we used to carry cameras during our journeys before the smartphone curse or blessing befell us. We used to gather hundreds of black and white …

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Doomed is the government that does not shield its decisions

SHIELDING the decision of the government, any government, is a very important principle to ascertain the power entrusted in the executive authority on the destiny of the country. When the government slacks in this regard, it automatically relinquishes its power to the one it submits to. Our government must understand …

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After petrol … real pain

THE recent petrol price hikes in Kuwait have, no doubt, been irksome, but not too painful to justify the huge public outcry that has erupted. The real pain is just around the corner, as electricity rate increases are in the pot and will soon be ready. The public should save …

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‘Companies have vital role in development of society’ – ‘All must chip in’

We often hear about the non-profit projects carried out by companies based on their social responsibility. We sometimes read about companies offering donations and charity to NGOs and charity organizations for helping the needy. All this is based on the so-called ‘social responsibility’. Companies that gain profits, are not paying …

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Lest the day comes when Syrians long for Assad

TRUST between countries does not mean imposing a decision or putting a decree into effect. Instead, trust is based on practices gained legitimately and the world cannot omit such gains easily. Therefore, it is not easy for any country to regain international trust through the decision of its leadership, especially …

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Dreams of the bats not ‘achievable’ in Yemen

IS IT not time yet for Yemen to loosen up on the vain Houthi-Saleh bet on the element of time that has been always against them since the start of the crisis? After one year and a half of war, during which the rebels tried to spread their fictitious control …

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Lebanon’s Speaker shows true colours

NABIH Berri, head of Lebanon’s primarily Shiite Amal Movement who has served as Parliamentary Speaker since 1992, has finally confirmed what many Lebanese have long suspected. Rather than a senior official representing all religious sects and a respected mediator between Iran’s radical proxy Hezbollah and the March 14/Future Movement, he …

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Don’t take from State if you won’t give to it

THE decision on the new prices of fuel takes effect today. In other words, it is a great national test for all. Will they stand by the powerful State that is able to meet demands for prosperity, along with its national and constitutional responsibilities, according to the law and reason? …

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Do you want for your children the destiny of JoJo?!

‘JOJO’ in the title of this article is the British child who appeared on a DAESH video clip last Friday. Along with other children, he was clad in military regalia, pointing guns at head-shaven hostages who wore orange execution clothes. The hostages in the video were identified as Kurdish whom …

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