Saturday , November 18 2017

Opinion

Aswat bridges generations through music – ‘Culture best alternative to radicalism’

ASWAT, a music and dance performance that mixes traditional Arab styles with contemporary rhythms, has become one of the most awaited events put up by the LoYAC Academy of Performing Arts. In its past two shows, it has not only enraptured the audience but has nurtured the talent of performing …

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Asia militants abused, wasted, losing attraction for IS group – We’re given menial jobs: defectors

Few defectors from the terror group ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have spoken out about their disillusionment with the group. However, according to different reports, the spread of flagrant racism among ISIS’ recruits, the killing of Sunni Muslims, and the rise of the power of warlords …

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Mullahs don’t tell the ‘truth’

  IN his recent speech which was aired on American CBS channel, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran has no intention to wage war against any country. If you take the statement seriously and consider it an announcement of good intention, we want to ask: Does it mean Iran will …

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Arab League inaction on migrants shameful

Everyone is talking about the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe; everyone apart from the League of Arab States that is. To date it has had little to say on the topic and, as far as I can tell, has no plan to help alleviate the problem. Why have there not been …

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Witness to KU elections – ‘Al-Itilafiya’ win talk of town

A student of Kuwait University, who participated in the university elections, wrote the below lines: “I read many statements that criticized the annual elections held in Kuwait University. Even the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Issa issued a statement in which he almost criticized these elections. However, …

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‘Stop giving driving licenses to non-professional residents’ – ‘Use buses to beat traffic congestion’

According to a recent report by the Arab Times, “the worst nightmare that a road user could experience is being caught in an unyielding and unmerciful traffic congestion that might delay arrival to any certain destination. It has been a long troublesome issue-affecting people in Kuwait and the question remains. …

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HOPE educates Syrian refugees, homeless – Raw talent paramount in fashion industry

‘The world is small and life is short so always be true to yourself.” — Tara Sillery. A potent combination of enthusiasm and single-minded determination are the most evident characteristics in Tara Sillery’s personality. Now considered to be part of an elite in the design world within the Middle East, …

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Syria from warm abode to cold evictor

SYRIA was part of the great Ottoman Empire from 1516 until around 1916. It has been under the governance of various Arab governments up to this day, despite the role played by the Ottoman Empire and the governments that followed in terms of shelters found in Syria. Nevertheless, the most …

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