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Don’t pin the niqab on religion

I read an article by our colleague Muna Al-Fuzai, who wrote a very articulate and well thought out piece on the niqab (the veil covering the face). Actually, Muna was…

Filipina eaten alive

Last week, we were all shocked by the news on Kuwait Times’ front page about the Filipina domestic worker who died in Kuwait after she was attacked by her employer’s…

What’s the sudden panic?

The most hilarious thing I read this week, guys, was a report that the government, as a result of the drop in oil prices, might need to borrow from the…

Protecting the future generation

The Ministry of Health launched an initiative at all hospitals that includes maternity wards on violence against children, which is an important step to protect children at a young stage…

Not in our name

I am at a loss for words to describe the Taleban carnage yesterday at a school in Peshawar. The merciless slaughter of dozens of innocent children is beyond anything the…

Fighting corruption in the Gulf

A State Audit Bureau official recently underlined the importance of improving the auditory standards in Gulf Cooperation Council countries and elevating their competency on par with international standards. He further…

The Real Issue

It bemuses me how a country that’s a pioneer of democracy in the region could be clouded with discrimination. Let’s stop acting like everything is rosy and deny the fact…

Thank You Dear Expats

Good morning my dear readers and I am glad to be back writing again about the most heated issues encountering our dear brothers and sisters who are here as guests.…

Secularism in Arab world

Is secularism a crime? At least in the Arab world, it appears so. It is one of the taboos that many avoid to speak in public. But this ill-conceived notion…

Commendable Call

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs called on Muslims around Kuwait to perform the Istesqa’a prayer, or the special prayer to God for rain, in 56 mosques around the…

Child Protection

The Ministry of Health revealed statistics recently that indicated that 150 abuse cases were recorded in two years, including 120 against children who mostly arrived to medical facilities with signs…

Why Does The Niqab Scare The Public?

There are many people who don’t feel comfortable being around ladies who wear niqabs. They don’t feel safe to communicate with anyone whose faces they can’t see and are covered…

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