Wednesday , April 25 2018

Opinion

Talk we do not want to hear – It is Greek for some

Saudi scholar Ibrahim Al-Buleihi says the Arabs have not provided any added value to human civilization, and that what is attributed to them by the intellectual and scientific achievements was originally accomplished by Greek individuals. He added, what distinguishes the West is that history is an extension of Greek and …

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Assembly’s Valentine and its Devil

ON TUESDAY, Feb 15, the young and active Member of Parliament Ahmed Al-Fadhel distributed red roses to his colleagues in the Parliament on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. This civilized initiative could have transformed the National Assembly from a place of insults and altercations to a place of sublimity and …

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MPs … Gradually moving towards ‘solution’

IN an attempt to revive old wounds, 39 MPs agreed on discussing the so-called ‘multi-million deposits’ file-despite the file was presented to the Public Prosecution four years ago and investigations had been concluded in that regard. Needless to say, the MPs decided to revive the case in an open debate-disregarding …

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Free trade cost Secretary Clinton the 2016 US presidential election

Forget health care, immigration, terrorism, tax reform and Supreme Court appointments, Secretary Clinton lost the USA presidential election because she didn’t address a faltering economy and a hurting middle class. Specifically, the loss of middle class jobs in the states that traditionally voted Democrat, eg: Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina. …

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‘Confront the radical mind’

Adel Al-Kalbani of Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most controversial clerics in a deeply conservative society. He issued a fatwa in 2010 saying singing and playing musical instruments was not ‘haram’ under the pretext there is nothing mentioned in Islam to prevent it but the fatwa drew opposition …

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Perhaps suspending it is better for everyone

THERE is a question that has been asked many times in various local circles – What is the point of having a strong Parliament which continues day by day to exceed the cost of Parliamentary positions on financial and economic aspects? Is democracy about accusations and blackmailing? Whenever the Parliament …

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Shobokshi, India, Pakistan

A few years ago I wrote about a very embarrassing incident which I experienced at the home of a friend, when I met with the Ambassador of India who asked me about the nature of my activity. I told him before I answer his question I would like to know from …

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Defenders of honor, virtue – Two faces of same coin

They call for wearing the veil, and fight the unveiled. They call for segregation of the two sexes from kindergarten to the university level. They call for virtue, decency and dignity, and demand parents and couples to prevent their daughters and the wives pleasures of finery. They urge their families …

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MP road to chaos

VAIN and self-serving MPs are taking the country back to the days of aggravations, after disappointing the aspirations of the people of Kuwait by returning to their disharmonious and malicious interpellation rhetoric. It is evident that those returning from their political boycott have not learnt from the past experience and …

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Tackling poverty burning issue

IT IS a great shame that advocates for almost 1.3 billion of the world’s population suffering from extreme poverty often meet with deaf ears. There is much ado about terrorism, and rightly so, but the fact is that poverty-related factors claim many more lives. Half the world’s population lives under …

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