Opinion

Sinai recovering from IS terrorism

THE campaign to root out terrorism in Sinai Peninsula is synchronized with Egyptian timings and its domestic considerations; hence, when the time approached, Egypt’s forces armed with domestic and international support launched a campaign against ‘DAESH’ and other terrorist groups. Egypt’s forces would not have started a campaign of this …

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Saudi leaders, beware of those who ‘seek to make it crooked’

MEMBERS of a secret organization ambushed the convoy of the spiritual father of the Fifth Republic of France, Charles de Gaulle, in an attempt to assassinate him while he was on his way to his village house on Aug 22, 1962. Bullets shattered the rear window of his car, so …

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No chink in ties

THE two countries forming the solid backbone of our region in turmoil are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose leaders have consistently displayed great strength, wisdom as well as loyalty to their people and to each other. And never more so than nowadays! Our mutual …

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Iran’s year of change

IT IS now clear that the death of the Mullah regime in Iran is approaching after the return of demonstrations on the streets in Iranian towns and burning down of ‘Basij’ headquarters — whereas the livelihood crisis continues to bite harder and the populace rejection of spending billions of dollars …

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Our Red Crescent illuminates the sky of Philippines

WHEN Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decided to hurl waves of criticism at Kuwait, its government and people for their negligence — as he put it — in terms of dealing with sexual, physical and financial abuses that Filipinas encounter in Kuwait, a Kuwaiti personality representing the real Kuwaitis went on …

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Driver in the 1st vehicle guilty in 4-car accident

FOUR cars got into an accident … How do you solve it? Who is responsible? Let us say you were driving on the highway when the car in front of you stopped suddenly, forcing you to avoid an accident by stepping on the brakes abruptly but the one driving the …

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All life matters – ‘OUR PLANET … THEIRS TOO’

The newly-established Kuwait Liberal Society held its first official event, an expertly-organised and well-attended seminar on animal rights titled “Our Planet, Theirs Too.” Held in the KLS headquarters in Shuhada, the seminar was a powerful and impassioned plea to local authorities to remedy the dismal situation of stray animals that …

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Kuwait eGov: 24 Years Later

The Kuwait Knowledge Economy Forum Feb 7-8 is focused on the theme “Government Knowledge”. Some would say that such a theme is an oxymoron. However, since I am a 3rd generation technocrat, I continue to hope that “knowledge” and “government” can co-exist. On the other hand, as I consider the …

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Fear of books from sane, naive censor – ‘Sales jump’

The owner of a bookstore recently told that the sales of books has fallen to a point, that he is now contemplating of getting rid of all the books and concentrate on the sale of just the stationery, pornography and books of religious nature because they are popular in any …

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Bonus shares or cash?

“It doesn’t matter how you came up with the idea, the important thing is where you will apply it,” Linda Moore. In the budget departments of major companies, especially during the annual financial audit, the management boards of such companies decide on profit distribution as they determine the percentage and …

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