Saturday , September 22 2018

Opinion

‘We hide more, show less’ – Art binds Kuwaitis

I received a CD of songs enclosed in an elegant envelope, a gift from the Al Rai Media Group, with the following wonderful text: “The music was and is the companion of the Kuwaitis during their sea voyages and travels; when they sat together after a hard day’s work. They …

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Love overcomes faith – Passion for dark Arab eyes

Commenting on the article ‘Going down the history’ of Marguerite, Mohammad and Jane, a friend of mine after reading my article wrote a letter asking me why some people are more interested in the tales of Westerners, men and women, who fall in love with Muslim Arabs in particular, to …

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Affirmative orders from King Salman

THERE is no doubt that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its capacity as the engine of the Gulf region will continue to be the regional and global center of attention because of its huge role in the global economy. Due to this, opinions are plenty concerning any development that …

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Woe to the nation that bluffs its enemies

THERE are many lessons in history from which we have failed to learn. Among those lessons is what had happened in the sixth century to the Ummayad Empire, which is considered to be the greatest Islamic empire in history. Despite its greatness, it did not stay in power for long. …

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Erdogan, it is your day – ‘Future will be known soon’

“Whoever fears defeat will always be defeated” (Bayezid Yildirim). Dust is falling off from the days of the Ottoman’s children. Its features continue to appear through the days of the modern Turkey, which is in the reign of the modern children, “and this is how the days alternate among the …

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Everyone wins in Turk referendum

THE Turkish nation was once again at the ballot box on April 16 to vote for a constitutional change. The turnout was high and the country was tranquil on the election day, which says a lot about the nation’s viewpoint of democracy. The entire world was watching the election from …

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Twisting the truth – A bridge too far

If you want to know the truth about people look at who represent them in their Parliament and you will know which people deserve a shower of rose petals and who deserve shoes to be hurled at them, according to the British leader the late Sir Winston Churchill. I do …

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Plucking of Iran’s peacock feathers

IT is clear that the current American-Russian confrontation over North Korea, Ukraine and Syria in reality represents the reemergence of the map of interests based on the balance of power of the Cold War prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. This comes after Russia, under Putin, realized that …

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Grave silence

IT has been observed that the heroes who have been screaming and yelling for Syria and its people did not even flinch over the savage crime that took its toll on the souls of about 150 peaceful civilians, including children, women and the elderly, and injured more than 1,000 civilian …

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Going down the history lane — II

On our way back to the hotel, we met the New Zealander Marguerite van Geldermalsen who had a poster by her shop located at the heart of the Bedouin area. She wore Bedouin clothes in the photo on the cover of Arabic edition of a book she wrote titled ‘I …

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