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Opinion

Oman … Qaboos’ Heart and Mind

THE National Day celebration of the Sultanate of Oman this year is different in form and substance compared to the previous years. This is because this year’s celebration is coupled with challenges and the persistence to continue on the path of progress led by the symbol of challenge — Sultan …

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Oman … Qaboos’ Heart and Mind

THE National Day celebration of the Sultanate of Oman this year is different in form and substance compared to the previous years. This is because this year’s celebration is coupled with challenges and the persistence to continue on the path of progress led by the symbol of challenge — Sultan …

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Lots of talent to choose from

I would like to confess that my heart was on the Republican candidate Donald Trump but my wallet was on the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. When the results were released, I had mixed feelings — my sadness was in conflict with my happiness — but I accepted the results under the …

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Hunt for speech appetizer

During a discussion with a specialist, he affirmed that the use of the expression “After that” is an ideal way of starting any speech, saying a speech that does not start with this expression is incomplete. The fact remains that I am not a specialist and specialists should know better. …

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‘Sick personality, heart of lion, mind of rat, wolf’s conscience’ – Scalpel of the fake surgeon

I admit I have the courage to break into homes should I decide to do so. I also have the knowledge of how to put those houses under surveillance, climb the walls and open the locks. I also dare say I have the courage to admit that I can fabricate stories …

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Not welcomed at all

THE document signed by several fanatics in this country, promising tight grip on society through the implementation of hallow slogans prohibiting co-education in universities and schools, as well as segregation in sports clubs which they discovered recently. In my opinion, this document is nothing more than throwing dust into the …

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Law does not protect insult

THIS is a clear principle: “The law does not protect idiots,” and another principle has been added to democratic systems: “Freedom of expression and opinion does not mean violating the rights of others.” Unfortunately, a huge number of Kuwaitis do not understand the meaning of freedom of expression and opinion …

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Of memories and articles

After long years of hesitation, I decided to respond, with pleasure, to the wishes of so many beloved readers and write part of my memories in a book containing a number of my published articles. I used to think the issue is relatively easy and will merely mean sitting down …

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Deadly bribery, nepotism

A number of political activists, and men of conscience, broadcast and send voice texts and tweets warning citizens against selling their votes. The activists stress that a candidate who pays them today one thousand dinars will of course get it back from public money in the sense once this candidate wins …

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Openness vs protectiveness in building ‘knowledge economy’

I am feeling a lot of tension, as I look forward to a busy week, teaching cybersecurity in schools, presenting a paper about Knowledge Asset Management at the PAAET “Heading Global” conference and then leading a workshop at the TESOL-Kuwait Conference regarding the development of Kuwait Knowledge Networks in Kuwait. Although …

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