Friday , January 19 2018

Opinion

Corbyn’s anti-Arab agenda unmasked

WHEN I heard Prime Minister David Cameron’s reaction to the new leader of the Labour Party, I dismissed it as a scaremongering tactic designed to undermine his rival. “Labour are now a serious risk to our nation’s security, our economy’s security and your family’s security,” he warned. But after scrutinising this …

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Slam the door on their faces

Following the recent discovery in Bahrain and Kuwait, do our governments still need more evidence on Iran’s terrorist approach before taking proper measures against the regime, which has not taken a single step for peace and stable relations with its neighbors for the past 36 years? Isn’t it time for …

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Of government and ‘seesaws’

MOST noble Kuwaitis and many others were shocked and baffled by the verdict on the 2007 emergency power generators case.  Although the verdict is considered harsh, many believe it is justified. However, the issue has another shocking aspect as an employee was accused of committing a grave mistake; yet the …

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VW Hit Too Hot To Handle

The football match between FC Bayern Munich and the German Cup champion VfL Wolfsburg was going well for the latter team which had scored one goal during the first half of the match. However, during the second half of the match, the coach of FC Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola pushed …

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Aswat bridges generations through music – ‘Culture best alternative to radicalism’

ASWAT, a music and dance performance that mixes traditional Arab styles with contemporary rhythms, has become one of the most awaited events put up by the LoYAC Academy of Performing Arts. In its past two shows, it has not only enraptured the audience but has nurtured the talent of performing …

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Asia militants abused, wasted, losing attraction for IS group – We’re given menial jobs: defectors

Few defectors from the terror group ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have spoken out about their disillusionment with the group. However, according to different reports, the spread of flagrant racism among ISIS’ recruits, the killing of Sunni Muslims, and the rise of the power of warlords …

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Mullahs don’t tell the ‘truth’

  IN his recent speech which was aired on American CBS channel, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran has no intention to wage war against any country. If you take the statement seriously and consider it an announcement of good intention, we want to ask: Does it mean Iran will …

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Arab League inaction on migrants shameful

Everyone is talking about the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe; everyone apart from the League of Arab States that is. To date it has had little to say on the topic and, as far as I can tell, has no plan to help alleviate the problem. Why have there not been …

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Witness to KU elections – ‘Al-Itilafiya’ win talk of town

A student of Kuwait University, who participated in the university elections, wrote the below lines: “I read many statements that criticized the annual elections held in Kuwait University. Even the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Issa issued a statement in which he almost criticized these elections. However, …

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‘Stop giving driving licenses to non-professional residents’ – ‘Use buses to beat traffic congestion’

According to a recent report by the Arab Times, “the worst nightmare that a road user could experience is being caught in an unyielding and unmerciful traffic congestion that might delay arrival to any certain destination. It has been a long troublesome issue-affecting people in Kuwait and the question remains. …

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