Opinion

Rabbits on Hill

HAS the United States started executing the hidden agenda in the nuclear agreement with Iran through hostile actions against Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries, its historical allies in the region? If the ‘Justice Against Guardians of Terrorists Law’ aims to weaken Saudi Arabia from facing the plan to push …

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Save our ship

Perhaps no issue on the global agenda is more susceptible to manipulation by grandstanding demagogues than refugees and migrants. ‘Us’ versus ‘them’ is a timeless if irresponsible unifier, used throughout history to obscure our common humanity by those with dangerously self-serving interests. The difference now is that more people are …

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How long will this democracy of laxity, obscenity be allowed?

ARE Arabs immune from democracy? Whenever democracy enters an Arab country, why does it turn its political forces into hell that destroys its institutions and leads to deterioration of values, gearing towards insults and accusations? In fact, it sparks civil wars. Throughout the past decades, Arab countries have been unable …

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Celebration of American paranoia

  EVERY empire has an end. The end of an empire usually starts when it feels it has the utmost power that can enable it to control the entire world. This was exactly how the Roman Empire collapsed. Its leaders thought their empire had the right to capture the whole …

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I take ‘selfies’, therefore I am

THE wave that swept every corner of the world with the current spread of smartphones which everyone possesses has changed many concepts on travelling, considering we used to carry cameras during our journeys before the smartphone curse or blessing befell us. We used to gather hundreds of black and white …

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Doomed is the government that does not shield its decisions

SHIELDING the decision of the government, any government, is a very important principle to ascertain the power entrusted in the executive authority on the destiny of the country. When the government slacks in this regard, it automatically relinquishes its power to the one it submits to. Our government must understand …

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After petrol … real pain

THE recent petrol price hikes in Kuwait have, no doubt, been irksome, but not too painful to justify the huge public outcry that has erupted. The real pain is just around the corner, as electricity rate increases are in the pot and will soon be ready. The public should save …

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‘Companies have vital role in development of society’ – ‘All must chip in’

We often hear about the non-profit projects carried out by companies based on their social responsibility. We sometimes read about companies offering donations and charity to NGOs and charity organizations for helping the needy. All this is based on the so-called ‘social responsibility’. Companies that gain profits, are not paying …

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Lest the day comes when Syrians long for Assad

TRUST between countries does not mean imposing a decision or putting a decree into effect. Instead, trust is based on practices gained legitimately and the world cannot omit such gains easily. Therefore, it is not easy for any country to regain international trust through the decision of its leadership, especially …

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Dreams of the bats not ‘achievable’ in Yemen

IS IT not time yet for Yemen to loosen up on the vain Houthi-Saleh bet on the element of time that has been always against them since the start of the crisis? After one year and a half of war, during which the rebels tried to spread their fictitious control …

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