Sunday , January 21 2018

Opinion

‘Symposiums no solution’ – ‘Syrians only can end conflict’

SOMETIMES, the truth is not satisfactory if it clashes with certain convictions. This issue renders many politicians to stand by the language of diplomacy lest they fall in trouble because of ‘what the tough one spelt out’. An Arabic proverb says “your tongue is your fort; it protects you as …

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SI Kuwait helps women achieve potential – Organisation built on diversity, meritocracy

Twenty eight extraordinary Kuwaiti and expatriate women, their distinguished guest speakers, international delegates, and guests, celebrated the establishment of the Soroptimist International Club Kuwait with an elegant ceremony and gala dinner at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The name Soroptimist is derived from the Latin soror meaning sister, and optima meaning …

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King Salman, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

YOUR Highness the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, we bring to you some apprehensions draining the thoughts of many citizens in the region, because you have encouraged us to speak the truth with boldness. You were the one who motivated us with the statement; “whoever is writing should continue writing, …

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‘Cultural, religious, sectarian biases main cause of terror’ – ‘Be just, fair, truthful

Anti-terrorism and political analysts tend to blame misinterpretation, or perhaps the intentional misreading of the Holy Quran’s contents as the main cause of terrorism. However, it is gradually becoming rather very simplistic to blame the spread of violence and terrorism in the Middle East only on the misinterpretation of the …

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This is Kuwait, damn the maligners

SOME people attempt to depict Kuwait as a country that operates outside the circle of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). They are forgetting (or maybe it is out of their ignorance, no difference either way) that the relations lasted since the inception of the GCC. Regional voices particularly from Iran …

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Trudeau the ‘best’ example for young

I DO not know why we do not allow our young men in the Arab world to demonstrate their leadership talents. I do not know why we always put our trust in the elderly people our age or more senior to us. I was impressed about what happened last week …

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Shouldn’t understate ‘gifts’ from America

SETTING aside Washington’s woeful Middle East policies, it is worth reminding ourselves that the United States of America is one of the greatest nations on the planet. A world in which America did not exist would be poorer in terms of technology, space exploration, medical advances, entertainment and life-changing inventions. …

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Amiri speech decisive

THE speech given by HH the Amir during the inauguration of the 14th legislative term of the Parliament yesterday outlined the coming phase which he called a litmus test for the legislative authority concerning several sensitive issues. HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in his address to the …

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Mullahs’ screams indicative of level of pain

TEHRAN invested many years to replace its slogan of ‘Death to America and Israel’ with ‘Death to Saudi Arabia and Arabs’. The nuclear agreement obliging Tehran to change the first slogan reflected a deep racial grudge against Arabs, and halted any mortgage for positive neighborliness which the Gulf countries have …

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‘Shun egos to revive sports’ – ‘Be wise for country’s sake’

The Kuwaiti government issued a decision to apologize for not hosting the Gulf Cup. The tournament, which was scheduled to take place in Kuwait in December, has been cancelled due to a decision by FIFA to suspend Kuwait’s sports activities. I will shed light on some points regarding the negative …

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