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Thursday , November 15 2018

Opinion

Don’t let demons mess with ‘the Gulf’

SINCE its inception in 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven to be the most able Arab institution in terms of facing challenges; whether from outside when it encounters, and continues to encounter, attempts to weaken and divert it away from its course, or internally through the pessimist opinions …

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in the grip of death … the art of life

In a new book, “Precious Indian Weapons: And Other Princely Accoutrements” on the collection of 200 masterpieces in the Al-Sabah collection, Senior Curator and Collection Manager Salam Kaoukji sheds light on the legendary wealth and opulence of the Indian courts and to their tradition for fine and artistic craftsmanship during …

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, we present to you your shortcomings

“I ALWAYS reiterate these words: May Allah show mercy on the one who shows me my shortcomings. If you see or if my fellow citizens see, and they are currently listening to me, anything that is in the interest of your religion before anything else, and your country, the country …

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Clock ticking for two new nations

“Politics is the conflict of power and not the conflict of intents”, German sociologists” – Max Weber (1864-1920). Is it possible to have a unity agreement between the Arab countries? Is the timing of such an idea realistic? Could there be an agreement for two or three countries to unite …

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What will referendum bring for Kurds?

IN a land home to members of myriad different faiths and ethnicities, the answer to this question — when a rational, realistic and conscientious assessment is to be made — is actually quite obvious: Every separation brings with it new and greater problems. Iraq’s territorial integrity being compromised will also …

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Great Britain, the extremists’ utopia

BRITONS have long been known for their respect for human rights and civil liberties as well as their tolerant attitudes towards peoples of other creeds and cultures. Britain is a ‘live and let live’ nation where people rarely interfere in the business of others and hardly anyone blinks an eye …

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Violation of sanctity of the dead a punishable offence

One of the strange crimes committed against sanctity of the dead is digging their graves with the intention to steal whatever is kept with the body. The act is penalized as per Kuwaiti Criminal Code 1960 law numbers 110 and 219. There is no inconsistency or conflict between both laws …

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And a witness of their own folks testified

SHEIKH Ali Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah wrote and published an article in some newspapers to convey a message. The article expressed our deplorable situation under the current administration. It also envisaged part of the corrupt practices eating deep into the fabric of our current legislative institution and those of its predecessors. …

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‘Hajjaj’ in every secession project

IF THE 20th century is considered the era of Arab disappointments, starting with the ‘Sykes-Picot’ Agreement followed by the ‘Balfour Declaration’; then the 21st century is without a doubt the era of secession and separation of countries. This is true not only in the Arab world, but the entire globe …

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‘One, 2 ones, 3 ones, 4 ones’

“… for it is not true that there are some good colons and others that are wicked. There are colons and that is it” — French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). A senior citizen once decided to enroll into an adult education program in order to eradicate illiteracy in his life. One …

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