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Irresponsible Employees

There is a scene you rarely see anywhere in the world except in Kuwait, which reflects irresponsibility and lack of accountability. A scene that brings shame to every person loyal…

Govt contradictions and cornflakes

I, Shamlan Yousuf Al-Essa, holder of a PhD in political science who has spent more than 30 years in teaching this discipline, state that I no longer understand nor comprehend…

Don’t scrutinize my dreams

Daesh, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, whichever terrorist group on earth. Beside the fact that they are terrorists and demolishing cities and committing ruthless atrocities everywhere and tarnishing the name of Islam, they…

Palestinians arrested for Facebook comments

Pharmacist Raed Qubbaj was busy with a customer when a man working with the Palestinian Preventative Security Forces came into his Ramallah pharmacy and placed him under arrest earlier this…

The real threat

At a time when the allies’ planes took off to bomb Islamic State bases, the car of the representative of the social affairs minister headed to Kuwait Municipality with a…

Skills we definitely need

It was disturbing to see two videos in one week about mistreatment by officials of foreigners in Kuwait, regardless of nationality and religion. I’m sure all of you have heard…

Cockroaches!

I do not usually tend to write about politics because it is too complicated, but what made me change my mind was what I saw while relaxing in my garden.…

Why The Surplus?

Reading the financial report released by NBK on the government’s finances and budget for the fiscal year 2013/2014, I don’t see anything interesting or different from the previous years. Except…

The Arab Spring or the Arab Fall?

The Psychology of Revolutions, a book written by a French writer Gustave Le Bon, illustrates the transitions and experience of all historical rebellions, with a dose of critical analysis that…

Children’s Day

In 1954, the United Nations General Assembly released a resolution that requires countries worldwide to recognize an international day for the child. The Universal Children’s Day was established to encourage…

Well Done, India

Last week I said well done Scotland for the recent graceful and peaceful referendum on independence. Today I’m saying well done India. On Wednesday, India managed in its first attempt…

A Threat We Ignore

The world is becoming increasingly more connected, and the GCC is emerging as the new connecting point of the world for people, trade and business. This region has become a…

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