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EU will launch process to block US sanctions on Iran

SOFIA, May 17, (AFP): The EU said Thursday it will begin moves to block the effect of US sanctions on Iran as efforts to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran deepened a transatlantic rift. The decision came as Russia and China took some of their most concrete moves yet to …

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Not farfetched to say some Kuwaiti laws are sexist

This May, Kuwait completes 55 years of United Nations (UN) membership as one of the leading countries that supports human rights activities worldwide and help other countries fi ghting for the rights of their citizens by providing fi nancial and moral assistance and standing by their side. It is a …

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The soul dwellers

As a non-Muslim believer I like and respect the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is a time for soul searching and peace seeking. At age 66 I want to share with my readers the places where I lived and people I met. I call some of them my soul dwellers. …

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Iraq returns to its Arabism

TWO years ago, it would have appeared true if one of the Mullah regime leaders claimed that Iran controlled four Arab capitals. However, the elections in Iraq squashed the Iranian fantasies. In fact, it has put the Mullah regime in a confrontational test with its previous claim that its interference …

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The deafening silence

Mutasarrifate was one of the ruling systems adopted by the Ottoman Empire from 1860 until 1918 under which Mount Lebanon was administratively separated from the rest of the Levant for reasons related to the multiplicity of doctrines and faiths of Mount Lebanon. The Mutasarrifate system stipulated that the governor should …

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‘May Allah be with you, O Palestinians’

“Courage is to transform despair into hope, because despair has a taste of death and that courage concerns life,” Egyptian poet Aly El-Garem (1881-1949). No nation in this world has suffered the way that the people of Palestine have been suffering. This nation was occupied in 1948 and the situation …

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90 illegals, absconders held in Farwaniya police swoop

KUWAIT CITY, May 17: Ahmadi securitymen arrested two Asian expatriates in Abu Halifa in possession of 33 bottles of liquor. The officers were on a round of Ahmadi governorate when they spotted a Japanese-made vehicle and ordered the driver and his companion to pull up for checking. It was then …

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Gay men stay together after foreign marriage?

KUWAIT CITY, May 17: In an unprecedented event, two gay men have taken a flat in Salmiya area to live together as a couple after getting married in Amsterdam, says Al-Seyassah. Video of the couple has gone viral as users of social media condemn the act. Owner of the video …

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6 cars seized, 48 citations issued

KUWAIT CITY, May 17: Ahmadi securitymen launched a campaign targeting reckless drivers in various parts of Ahmadi Governorate, resulting in the impounding of six vehicles and issuance of 48 traffic citations. This came after Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safah formed a team that conducted the surprise campaign. A security …

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Kuwait cultural office in US ‘warns’ students about fraud calls, messages

Be circumspect in dealing with people who claim cultural office ties WASHINGTON, May 17, (KUNA): Kuwait’s cultural office in Washington DC called Wednesday on Kuwaiti students to be cautious when receiving false telephone calls, e-mails, or internet messages from fraudsters who claim to provide services for a fee. “We call …

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