Sunday , November 19 2017

Opinion

‘Survival only in unity’ – No winners in crisis

“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story,” American baseball manager Casey Stengel (1890 -1975). Some mischievous insinuations from several Arab news media platforms surfaced recently, stating there is no need for the Gulf council in its current form. Others say the upcoming …

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Tragedy of the 588 nurses

A TOTAL of 588 nurses came to Kuwait through the old administration in the Ministry of Health — former minister and undersecretary. After arriving in Kuwait and completing the necessary medical test, and before reporting to their work station; they were shocked to discover that there was no vacancy for …

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Changes being made to laws to take account of ‘New Kuwait’

ON Jan 30, 2017, the Government of Kuwait unveiled the country’s Vision 2035 and National Development Plan, branded as the “New Kuwait”. Such plan intends to transform Kuwait into a financial, cultural, and institutional leader in the region by 2035. Further, increasing direct foreign investment by 300% and attracting more …

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Iran ‘Nobel’ for pretence

THE Arab adage, “They satisfied us with beating, so we satisfied them with swearing,” applies to the Iranian policy. At a time when Tehran is begging for lifting of sanctions to silence the voices of 56 percent of its population living below the poverty line because of Tehran’s terror operations …

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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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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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