Tuesday , December 12 2017

Opinion

Enlightened Arabs caught in democratic predicament – Mideast culture shuns change

The storming on Saturday of the Iraqi parliament by protestors, apparently mostly followers of the powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, may indicate the beginning of a political meltdown in the Iraqi capital. Similar scenes of chaos, and frequently the sudden and dramatic escalation of the political environments in the post-Arab Spring …

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Houthi illusions will never restore Saleh to the Presidency

  PERHAPS, the Houthis have not yet understood the fact that foiling Iran’s expansion plan in Yemen is a matter of life and death for the GCC countries and its Arab coalition. Therefore, its delegation’s attitude of procrastination in reaching peaceful negotiations in Kuwait will never change anything in reality. …

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Transformational times for Saudi, Gulf States

POSITIVE change is taking place in my part of the world and for that I am grateful to the leaderships of all GCC member countries, and especially to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for their decisive and foresighted geopolitical and economic policies. A new era …

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O Syrians … Don’t drink from the Palestinian cup

HERE we are, history is repeating itself. The miserable Arab scene, which Palestine has been witnessing recurrently for 68 years — the scene where the people of Palestine lost their country, surfaced due to their rejection of any solution presented by a commissioner from the United Nations to end their …

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Curse of our airport

I DID not know that the Kuwait International Airport, which I have been criticizing for some time because of its small size and old lifespan compared to other airports around the world, is less than humble and is a ‘curse’ as it is mentioned. A few days ago I left …

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Saudi ‘Vision 2030’ a milestone

YOUR Excellency the Prince, to be frank with you we had doubted your ability to handle the enormous task which has been assigned to you. This is the truth and this is how the friends and people loyal to you felt because from the economic point of view we were …

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‘Good sailors can only hit safe shores’

MANY things have lost their splendor in this beautiful homeland. Positions have changed as if something exploded slowly and led to the deteriorating performance of the Education, Health and Housing ministries. Something took place in the most important sectors of the country that made them slip out of the spot …

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‘Stop hiring maids on daily wages’ – ‘Security checks only way to curb increase in crimes’

According to a recent crime report by the Arab Times “a bogus domestic labor office in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area was raided after the Department of Residency Investigations received information that the office was employing laborers on daily wages. The officers arrested four men and eight women of Ethiopian nationality and …

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We ‘separate’ as soon as our interests cease to be common – Need to prioritize interest of country

IS it our utmost ambition to see some individuals nominated to the National Assembly? Is it our right to say who will be nominated and who will not? Did any apparent obstacles to democracy seem worthwhile? Do the current MPs represent the actual political scene? Is the parliament an effective …

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