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Tuesday , November 20 2018

Opinion

The tilted scale of truth and justice

A FEW years ago, I wrote about a junior doctor who obtained the title, ‘consultant,’ due to his relationship with a minister of health who had a bad reputation.  The title was used in official correspondences of the ministry and the doctor was appointed as member of an important medical committee.  …

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Hezbollah, a history of assassinations and purge

THE Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in the International Criminal Court will soon complete its tasks concerning the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri.  This is after perusing about 300 indictment documents and listening to 300 witnesses of the crime of the era. With this, the circle has …

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‘Shu qoul … shu haki’

AN esteemed columnist said: We see that majority of the columnists are pessimists in their articles; whereas life is full of beautiful things, why don’t we highlight the beautiful side of life? I want to say to our colleague: We are optimistic by nature. What brought us to the abyss …

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The heads of foxes

‘Are liberals good enough’ I have no doubt about the sincerity of Hamas and ‘dedication’ of the spokespersons of the Muslim Brotherhood Bloc in Kuwait to defend and respond to anyone who tries to criticize them. In response to our article in which we described those crying over Kuwait as ‘foxes’ …

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Shakespeare balloon

Reaching the top A friend sent me the following text: Quote: ‘Shakespeare wrote in one of his books: If I had a son I would try to make most of his games balloon by buying it constantly. The game of balloon will teach him a lot about life. It will teach …

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State should not overly restrict people’s right to speak

Every September, the world celebrates the International Day of Democracy by finding ways to invigorate democracy and overcome the systematic challenges it is facing. Kuwait’s democracy is at the highest level among Arabian Gulf countries as people can criticize the action or decisions of others. They are free to comment …

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‘Far off drums mellow’

‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ Saudi colleague Fahad Al-Ahmadi, who writes for the Al-Riyadh newspaper, had a funny experience about what he had written. The subject is related to the fact that a famous man – whether he is an artist, writer or singer– is usually seen from a different angle by …

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Hitler of Iran commits suicide at Basra gates

IT HAS become clear that the Iranian expansion project has reached an impasse. The sectarian arms used by the Iranian regime to mobilize supporters have fallen, especially in Iraq which was considered the reserve of Arab human resource. It was over when they set fire to the Iranian consulate in …

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We are either patriotic Kuwaitis or otherwise

THE country is not a market for buying and selling; while sectarianism, tribalism and party affiliation take precedence over the country. You are either a Kuwaiti who puts patriotism above everything or not. The kind of contention over personal and electoral interests is not different from what was the trend …

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Syria Sykes Picot in Idlib

AS THE banging of war drums starts in the city of Idlib in Syria, the concerned countries are preoccupying themselves with this intricate file to set up profit and loss accounts as a preliminary step towards preparing for the tug-of-war operation in that area. This war seems to precede the …

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