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Liberals remain weak in changing political scene – Cannot clap with one hand

THE liberal political movement in Kuwait has honorable history with huge nationalist impact; the names of the majority of liberals were heard in the sixties, seventies and early eighties before the religious movement raided the political scene and dominated it. The liberals in Kuwait were known for their patriotism and …

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‘Expats playing major role in building Kuwait merit respect’ – ‘Intolerance defies religion’

Verbally or physically abusing some domestic helpers, pelting some resident passengers and drivers with stones, lack of patience toward some expatriate doctors and teachers, by some individuals, certainly indicate that tolerance usually begins at home! Already known for its tolerance toward strangers, foreigners and non-citizens, our Kuwaiti traditional society stands …

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Kuwait govt takes on FIFA with legal action over suspension

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The government of Kuwait has started taking legal action against FIFA and other international federations that banned the country from participating in international sports competitions. A report published recently on the website of Inside Word Football said that FIFA and several other global sports bodies decided …

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FIFA officials investigate Asian sport’s governing body – OCA accused of interference in football elections

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: FIFA officials are probing the Asian sport’s governing body controlled by one of the world governing body’s own most powerful executives over allegations of interference in football elections in the region, reports Al-Rai daily. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the umbrella group for 45 …

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We ‘separate’ as soon as our interests cease to be common – Need to prioritize interest of country

IS it our utmost ambition to see some individuals nominated to the National Assembly? Is it our right to say who will be nominated and who will not? Did any apparent obstacles to democracy seem worthwhile? Do the current MPs represent the actual political scene? Is the parliament an effective …

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FIFA probes Beckham, Capello participation in All-Star match in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, April 17:  FIFA has started investigations into the participation of former England captain David Beckham and former England manager Fabio Capello in the All-Star football match in Kuwait in December last year, considering the organization issued a directive prohibiting the match. According to a report published Sunday by …

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Dialogues move stagnancy…Is Kuwait governed by Islamic or man-made laws?

KUWAIT is a Muslim country that freely performs religious rituals and supports the upholding of Islamic rituals through Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. The ministry has been exerting tremendous efforts and spending huge amounts of money for ensuring professional administration and excellent management of mosques and Quran memorization centers. …

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Kuwait to let private sector manage airport, ports – Govt under pressure to cut costs and improve efficiency of economy

DUBAI, March 8, (RTRS): Kuwait’s government plans legislation that will let the private sector manage commercial ports and the country’s international airport, with the government retaining its ownership of the assets, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Like other Gulf states, Kuwait is under heavy pressure to cut …

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FIFA confirms Kuwait, Indonesia barred from vote – FIFA reduces Blatter, Platini bans to six years

ZURICH, Feb 24, (AFP): FIFA has confirmed that suspended members Indonesia and Kuwait remain barred from voting in the body’s presidential election on Friday, in what could be a blow to leading candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa. Sheik Salman, a royal from Bahrain, heads the Asian Football Confederation …

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Kuwaiti WC heroes seek to get FIFA ban lifted

DUBAI, Feb 19, (RTRS): Four of Kuwait’s 1982 World Cup heroes are touring the Gulf region lobbying soccer chiefs in an attempt to have a FIFA ban on the country’s football association overturned. World soccer’s governing body suspended the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in October after a deadline to change …

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