Monday , November 20 2017

Opinion

‘No winner in crisis’ – ‘Wisdom key’

“The Arab political and economic affairs would have been good, so would the Arab media if management of Arab affairs was good”  — Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. It’s been two months since the unfortunate Gulf crisis began and situation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) started to deteriorate, and as …

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Oh Saleh … ‘Eagle and fox’ once again

FINALLY the ousted president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has fallen into the very trap that he had built through his coalition with the Houthi gang. This came after the gang issued a decision to arrest its ally for overthrowing the legitimate government. This development signals the collapse of the …

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Campaign against expats unjustified

THE sudden emergence of a ferocious campaign — unprecedented — against the expatriates in the Kuwaiti political and social arenas is like the latter are the main reason behind the spread of corruption and nepotism in every aspect of the society. It is as if the expatriates are the cause …

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Our Prophet’s world heritage letters

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the prophet of Islam, spent his entire life spreading God’s message. He tirelessly and continuously preached and helped people achieve perfection in the Sight of God until the very last moments of his life. As a part of his efforts, he used a variety of methods to …

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The classic ‘Expat’ debate

Expats presently constitute about half of the total population in the GCC (52 percent), with a low of 37 percent for Saudi Arabia and a high of approximately 88 percent for UAE and Qatar. The increasing and large proportion of the expatriate population is a matter of concern for many …

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So Qatar does not cry over spilt milk

THE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven its strength and stability in the last 36 years. It has been like that since its early and tender age when it faced several quakes from both inside and outside, even by some member states, particularly Qatar, that attempted to undermine and dismantle …

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Expat … importance of health insurance

In a wealthy country that enjoys security, opulence and high individual income, it is natural for the people — in this case Kuwait, to live in comfort and security; hence, it is possible for some types of jobs to be done by expatriates, because such jobs are categorized as low …

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Washington’s slap to Egypt unfair, unwise

Egyptians saw a potential friend in the 2016 US presidential candidate Donald Trump. His win delivered hope that the frosty relationship between Cairo and Washington, triggered by the Obama administration’s support of the ousted Muslim Brotherhood regime, was poised to thaw. Barack Obama withheld aid to Egypt as a punitive …

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Beware Iran’s ME creep

I DO not wish to sound alarmist but after piecing the puzzle together I cannot escape the conclusion that Tehran’s mid-to-long term strategy is not only aimed at dominating the region but also targets Makkah and Madinah. The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been working towards that goal for many years. …

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Monopolists of terrorism

ALL of a sudden, we Arabs and Muslims have become the monopolists of terrorism and exporters of terroristic ideology. We have become the authorized suppliers of terrorists. We hardly opened our eyes to witness the defeat of the largest terrorist group of the modern age, namely DAESH. We know that …

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