Opinion

Religion does not require sacrifices

By Intisar Al-Ma’atouq The immediate profit made by those who trade in religion has made their numbers grow by leaps and bounds. Who among us has not received a text message on his mobile phone asking to subscribe for the service provided by a cleric under the pretext of making …

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Theories may defy success

By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi “°A general who sees with the eyes of others is not able to lead a State,” French statesman Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). . . . Economic theories and their implementation rely on a certain set of circumstances, concepts and principles which make any theory unique in terms …

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Israelis and Palestinians, rise up to demand peace!

By Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor UAE Businessman Both sides in this enduring conflict have been failed by leaders and Western intermediaries. Summits, conferences, accords and a roadmap going nowhere have been a waste of time and effort. Earlier attempts at finding solutions brokered by former US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill …

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Kuwait, Riyadh…give their bread to the private sector

By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times FROM the beginning of the regime of former US president Dwight Eisenhower until a few years ago, the American budget recorded significant deficit annually; so much that the volume of public debt rose to around $19 trillion. Undoubtedly, this affected the infrastructure of …

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Who’ll stop the government and force it to come to its senses?

IF WHAT was published by Al-Seyassah newspaper regarding the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor’s approval of the amendment of the basic statute of Al-Islah Society (Social Reform Society) is true, this is another disaster on the list of detestable corruption disasters achieved by our wise government. As we established …

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Kuwait must fully respect Convention on the Right of the Child

Since the 1990’s, Kuwait has been a human rights active polity. It took responsibility in terms of following the principles recommended by the Universal Declaration of Human rights to ensure justice for everyone and balance between human rights and obligations. Kuwait opted to give children proper attention and care needed …

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Iran … carrot or stick?

FOR the first time in many years, the inhabitants of the Middle East felt the seriousness of the United States of America in ending threats to regional and international stability — away from anything pertaining to oil and temporary interests. This seriousness is manifested in the series of measures taken …

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Fake, bankrupt preachers

Religious festivals and holidays, especially Ramadan, are an opportunity for many, whether they are fasting families breaking the fast together for almost a month, producers of TV serials, food producers, café owners providing sheesha or beggars and many others who make their best during such occasions foremost of them satellite …

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Syria…if a tiger leaves its den, monkeys occupy & desecrate it

IN political literature, there are indicators of what could happen in the absence of a clear strategy for any action and reaction. One such indicator is when a tiger leaves its den in the hills, monkeys occupy it and it becomes a place for frivolity, so it is difficult to …

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Laws concerning Bedouns complicated, frustrating

The situation of Bedouns is one of the most complex legal matters in the country, as a generation after another passes without any solution to their legal problem since the government refers to them as ‘illegal residents’. Laws evolve and change in different sectors to better serve the people. Only …

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