Sunday , January 21 2018

Opinion

‘Need to change Arab mind to be more tolerant, inclusive’ – ‘Secularism boosts tolerance’

IT is almost a truism that you cannot force some people to accept the dictates of democracy or allow it to flourish in their society. There are certainly individuals who might be verbal about their demands for more democratic freedoms, yet behave undemocratically in their daily life. Certainly, dictatorship and …

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Judiciary above embarrassment

IF those who forged the entire political chaos experienced in the past few years truly intended to reform and mend the practices of the State institutions, why are they flocking to the same institutions now to seek justice — as they claimed the institution did some of them injustices? What …

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Of slander, blemish

THE decision by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to suspend all Kuwait’s football activities under the pretext local laws do not correspond with international laws following government ‘interference’ in football affairs in the country is just a flimsy valueless decision. FIFA is currently soaked to the skin in disciplinary …

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Quality. Reliability. Together

One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of being the US Ambassador to Kuwait is the opportunity to help Kuwaitis discover new and interesting sides of American culture. That is why I am thrilled to announce the launch of the third annual “Discover America Week,” Oct 25-31, a celebration …

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Palestinians are on my mind – ‘They are patriotic, courageous’

WHENEVER a Kuwaiti writer says something about Palestine or Palestinians in general, the word must be pregnant with meanings and it should speak volumes, because the speech will circulate rapidly in all private and public channels for review of what has been said, what has not been said, what is …

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When will the Arabs wake up?

AN ordinary Arab is sifting through the rubble of buildings, piles of people left behind by massacres and among people displaced by wars in this part of the world — in Libya, in Syria and Iraq — by the terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (IS) or the so-called …

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‘Provide more effective health insurance plan for expatriates’ – ‘Extend our generosity to residents’

According to the Arab Times, a proposal has been “submitted by the Ministry of Health to offer medical services at the Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital exceptionally for Kuwaitis and not expatriates living in this country.” According to MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan, the proposal “is inhuman and immoral.” Moreover, “he said if this …

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Of deserving and underserving laws

THE Russian-Armenian belly dancer Sofinar Gourian whose stage name is ‘Safinaz’ was sentenced to six months imprisonment for humiliating the Egyptian flag. On Monday, the Egyptian Misdemeanors Court set her free but decided to double the fine and ordered her to pay 30,000 Egyptian pounds. The Public Prosecution in Egypt had charged …

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Netanyahu …. period of illusions is over

THE leaders of the Zionist project bet on three things — desperation of the Palestinians, forgetfulness and integration of the Palestinians into other societies. However, throughout the 67 years of Palestinian suffering nobody believed what David Ben Gurion (the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister …

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