Opinion

How Saudi changed US policy traditions

HERE is Saudi Arabia, a country with strategic roles! Through it, paths towards the future unite. Through its pragmatism and use of facts, it calmly sets up policies, not through slogans or emotions, which are the bases for policies in majority of Arab nations. That is why May 24 will …

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Arabs and conspiracy theory (Part 2)

IN THE article written by Mohammad Al-Hashmi for the news website “Shafaf”, he wondered about the role played by Arab leaders during the period that determined the destiny of the entire Arab world. There is no doubt that such a role was nil, as their abilities are very low compared …

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Iran’s declaration of war must not go unanswered

THE pretence has ended. The gloves are off. Iran’s Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Hossein Dehgan, has openly threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Makkah and Madinah if it “does something ignorant”. Can there be any statement more ignorant or more foolish than this …

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Statement foils attempt by parliamentary ‘exploiters’

THE action taken by the Kuwaitis whose citizenships were revoked was excellent, especially after they issued a statement which stopped the parliamentarians from frivoling with their case, and instead redirecting it to its proper course. The MPs exploited the sufferings of these people with the aim of fulfilling their own …

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We are extremists’ grandparents

THE French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was defeated by the now President-elect Emmanuel Macron in last Sunday’s presidential election with the latter winning an unprecedented 66 percent of the casted votes and Le Pen just 34 percent. No attacks on foreigners especially Arabs and Muslims were attributed to Macron …

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Arabs and conspiracy theory

MOHAMMAD Al-Hashmi wrote an extended article for the news website “Shafaf”, explaining the international circumstances that led to the issuance of the Belfour Declaration. I will try to summarize the article and give my comment in brief. Al-Hashmi said the declaration was issued due to many reasons but did not …

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Incantation via WhatsApp – Isn’t it the height of ignorance?

THE widespread ignorance in our countries will indeed destroy us if it continues at this rate. There are evidences indicating the extent that ignorance has reached. They include the huge number of trivial and false messages, some of which eventually become superstitions. Unfortunately, these messages are being exchanged as though …

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Was she having fun?

“The society of women is the foundation of good manners” — German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Just one question led to a dialogue and then more outside-the-topic questions, eventually transforming from one question into a session of questions. This happened in a government department where I visited just …

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Cleaning the ‘stairs’

The Tanzanian President John Magufuli is considered one of the biggest enemies of corruption. On the first day he was elected about two years ago, Magufuli took firm actions against corrupt employees. When he made a random visit to the Civil Service Council, he issued strict penalties against employees who …

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With El-Sisi we crossed dark seas

WE SAY welcome to Egyptian President Abdelfattah el-Sisi who is currently our august visitor, not only in Kuwait but the entire GCC countries. These countries shared the experience of crossing dark seas during the significant, historic and difficult era when the monsters of extremism and expansion tried hard to drown …

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