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Fake doctors a risk to society

Police recently arrested a fake doctor who helped several women abort their fetuses. The suspect admitted that he is not a qualified physician and gathered information from the Internet to…

When a saloon isn’t

All across Kuwait, residents and locals will be heading to their favorite saloon over the weekend for a bit of relaxation. They won’t be knocking back shots of gut rot…

What’s the issue with tissue?

It’s obvious that people in Kuwait have a soft spot for facial tissues. Boxes of it can be found everywhere, from the humblest abodes to the glitziest palaces. Go to…

It’s A Disaster

Reading the IMF World Economic Report for 2015 was very interesting, especially when I read about the forecast for Kuwait, because this is my concern. I was ashamed actually and…

Is Hirak dead?

If we accept that the emergent opposition or Hirak (movement) turned out to be a ride of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd, then this leads to the inevitable result, which is that…

And Greed Goes On

Domestic helper visas have been an issue in Kuwait for many years, and when at last we heard good news that the parliament was supporting a bill to reform the…

Khosh Amdeed*

The Iranian police did not distribute roses to passersby and pedestrians during the Shah’s reign, nor did they spray house doorsteps with rosewater every evening. The regime then had its…

New phase of Arab Spring

Many of us applauded the Arab Spring several years ago, but a number of Arab intellectuals and writers are wondering today what has been accomplished on the ground in terms…

Freedoms remain restricted

The parliamentary legislative committee approved, with suspended thanks, the scrapping of the jail sentence from the audiovisual law. The suspension of thanks comes for two reasons - the first is…

The Friday Market and animal rights

In all countries of the world, there are open weekly markets that are usually characterized by simplicity, variety and lower prices and so it is in Kuwait. But when the…

Negligence or Deliberate?

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the fire at the data information systems of the Ministry of Interior two days ago. So far, as I’m writing my article, we have…

Below law, Above law

It is sometimes hard to figure out how the state’s authority thinks. It would never hesitate in withdrawing the citizenship of certain citizens from expressing opinions that are different to…

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