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Wednesday , November 14 2018

Opinion

When the ‘corrupt’ become shameless

COMBATING corruption is a trademark in election campaigns as candidates have been reiterating it for the past 30 years. But once they get elected, they start manipulating public funds and openly violate laws. One might exert pressure or even oblige ministers to employ his aides in positions for which they …

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‘End darkness to see light’ – Walk the talk

The Cabinet approved a draft decree to restructure the Supreme Education Council (SEC), to be headed by the Minister of Education with the relevant ministry undersecretaries as members in addition to independent personalities such as Musaed Al-Haroun, Rashed Al-Hamad and Abdulrahman Al-Ghunaim, Hanan Al-Mutawa, Nayef Al-Mutawa, and Suad Al-Ansari. First …

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It takes two to tango

A group of the respected personalities has issued the so-called (Reform Initiative and National Consensus) about the upcoming elections to the National Assembly. The initiative stresses on the importance of the November 2016 elections that confirm resorting to the ballot boxes which represent the people’s will in building political action through …

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Yemeni ‘coupists’ are writing their defeat

  THE hope of Houthis and Iran that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab coalition forces will be tired in the long war in Yemen has been shattered. They assumed that prolonging the conflict will prompt the coalition forces to let go of the endeavor to confront Iran’s …

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Economic ‘unity’ of Gulf is long overdue

I HAVE been urging Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) heads of state to form an economic bloc for over a decade, and in light of increased instability the move is not only necessary but urgent. Thanks to the courageous leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi monarch King …

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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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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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