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Kuwait a hostage to unending crises

WE hardly came out of the citizenship revocation crisis when we entered the forgery related crisis, then the land grabbing scandal surfaced suddenly. Before the situation calmed down, the storm blew over forged certificates in all segments of society and government departments, which dwarfed the previous crises. There are several …

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‘You are Kuwait’s hope’

‘Waiting for you’ Respectable Sir, I reiterate what I mentioned in an earlier article that I do not know you. I only met you once or twice during social occasions. However, I just remembered yesterday that you were the reason behind my resignation from the Society for the Defense of …

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‘Kuwait currently has 178b in assets’

KUWAIT CITY, June 28: The State currently has KD 178 billion in assets compared to the previous fiscal year that ended on March 13, 2017 during which KD 166 billion was recorded, indicating 7 percent increase in assets, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting financial sources. The same sources expressed satisfaction on …

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Kuwait marks fifty seventh independence anniversary

11th ruler of Kuwait signed ‘document’ KUWAIT CITY, June 18, (KUNA): Kuwait will mark on Tuesday the 57th anniversary of ending the British protection and declaring its independence on June 19, 1961. The independence document was signed by the then Amir late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, the 11th ruler of …

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‘We want our old Kuwait’ – Pleasures of simple life

There is an Iranian song with a beautiful melody. The composer of the song talks about his longing for his old city, Tehran, which no longer has the same beautiful features it once did. To admire the melody, I asked a friend to translate it into Arabic and it reads …

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You have fulfilled Oh Sabah of wisdom and humanitarianism

SINCE His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah assumed power on Jan 29, 2006; the morning of Kuwait has always been gleaming with his wisdom for the last 12 years. His inauguration marked the new chapter of continuous work for the country to move towards the period of …

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Cross in the Crescent in a corner of tolerance – CHRISTIANS IN KUWAIT

Hamza Olayan, in his new book, ‘Christians in Kuwait’, seeks to provide a comprehensive account of Christianity in Kuwait, recounting the place Christians hold in Kuwait’s history and their contribution to nation building. Starting with Failaka as the first foothold for Christianity, Olayan traces Christian history through the Arabian Mission …

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‘Kuwaitis 2nd most intelligent people among Arabs’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: A recent study published by RT Today News Channel indicates Kuwaitis are the second most intelligent people among their Arab counterparts, reports Al-Kuwaitiya daily. The study was co-authored by an English psychologist Professor Emeritus Richard Lynn and Finnish Professor Tatu Vanhanen who believe there is a …

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A piece of England forever Kuwait

Names can be deceptive. When I first heard Violet Dickson’s name mentioned in conversation, I envisaged someone small and slight. Nothing, however, could have been further from the truth. She was built on formidable lines and had a personality to match. Her husband, Harold, had been the British Agent in …

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Kuwait remains an intellectual pioneer

Every year during Ramadan, I look forward to the delights of discussions at social  gatherings after Iftar with people from all walks of life. This year I had the opportunity to more closely interact with the younger generation of Kuwaitis, mostly college students and fresh graduates. I was not surprised …

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