Opinion

Celebrating 10 yrs of exceptional rule

JANUARY 4th, 2016, marking the tenth anniversary of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s accession as Ruler of Dubai, is a day for celebration and for giving thanks. This is an opportunity for Emiratis to express their appreciation for an exceptional ruler, who has not only fulfilled his roles as Vice-President …

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Saudi budget, secure & realistic

BESIDES its international weight, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the economic locomotive for GCC countries; so all nations have been closely monitoring news on its budget for the coming year, even before the announcement of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in this regard. …

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Reforms to hit citizens hard – Govt must share responsibility

It is impossible for any rational mind to be distinctly convinced by irrational economic reforms, especially if the proposed reforms bear the actual impact of economic mistakes or fundamentals of the reform plans. I am talking about the recent leakage of horrific unfair recommendations by one of the committees in …

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Al-Baghdadi and Nasrallah, two sides of terrorism knife

  ABUBAKAR AL-BAGHDADI and Hassan Nasrallah are two sides of a terrorism knife. They behead people and use Palestine as a slogan to enable them to massacre the innocent and the poor whose destiny was thrown into the poisonous knives of both groups. Strangely, most of the victims were not …

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‘Widespread raids to arrest illegal, criminal expats soon’ – ‘MoI campaigns do not violate rights’

According to a recent news report by the Arab Times “the decision of Kuwait’s government to reduce the number of expatriates could backfire, considering that 2.9 million of 4.3 million people currently residing in the country are foreign workers, reports Al-Rai daily quoting blouinnews. com – a groundbreaking news website …

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Shangri-La labour of love – Doris Duke bridging cultures

  The story goes thus. In 1935,  Doris Duke, a beautiful, young American heiress on the final stop  of her lengthy first honeymoon with a dashing aspiring politician arrived on the then US territory of Hawaii. She promptly fell in love with Hawaii’s soporific natural beauty. During her long stay …

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ISIL defeat is not impossible

FOR several months, we have been hearing and reading opinions that total victory over ISIL is impossible. Majority of these opinions insinuated acceptance of the ‘reality’ – the birth of a new State in Iraq and Syria. This notion came after the issuance of several US stances. US President Barack Obama …

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To the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … with regards

The facts which were exposed yesterday shut the doors tight in the face of the winds of rumors and the psychological and media warfare and the Iranian terrorist activities against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the entire GCC states. The Kingdom has proved beyond doubt that it is bigger …

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Immorality in antagonism

KUWAIT — its young and its old — were shocked by the death of a member of the Parliament – Nabil Al-Fadel – who was a prominent and outspoken MP. He was not afraid of being blamed by his critics when it came to standing for what is right. This …

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‘Muslims only must address cultural problems, extremism’ – West ‘divided’ on terrorism

It is obvious that some of the secular Western intelligentsia continue to fluctuate in their opinions regarding terrorism. In fact, part of the secular Western mind continually appears to maintain a politically correct intellectual approach toward the violence of terrorism: for example, some Western intellectuals seem to insist on separating …

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