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The haris is king

The janitor of a building is called a haris in Kuwait, and he is indeed an uncrowned king. He knows everything about everyone. He is the one who deals with…

Up, up and away KAC!

JouharI recently had the honor of accompanying the social sciences college dean, colleague Dr Hanan Al-Hajri, and a group of political science students to visit KAC’s board director Rasha Al-Roumi…

E-security and education quality

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries plan to discuss the latest technologies and issues pertaining with e-security, such as cloud computing and large data storage protection, as well as…

It’s time to get to work

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah opened the 14th session of Kuwait’s National Assembly yesterday, urging lawmakers and the government to control spending and diversify Kuwait’s economy…

Only in Kuwait – Part 4

Only in Kuwait poor taxi drivers are chased by the police no matter where they stop for the ride, even at legal stop points. I wonder why there are taxis…

Mental health and family responsibilities

The World Mental Health Day was celebrated this month around the globe. It is a UN-sponsored annual occasion that aims at spreading general awareness on mental illnesses around the world…

Depriving bedoon children of education

Education, namely in the early stages, is a basic human right guaranteed by the constitution and all international laws. Under no circumstances should children be deprived of education. Article 26…

Media war against terror

Kuwait is hosting an international conference to discuss means of halting campaigns of recruiting jihadists in Iraq and Syria, particularly through the Internet and social media. Kuwait and the alliance…

‘Deluxe’ Robbers

I recall a story about some young men who stole someone’s vehicle and a few days later they returned it with a note of apology that they had to take…

Rationalization won’t work

Solving, or even dealing with the issue of the expected budget deficit, or the disappearance of the welfare state, as expressed by the prime minister, and the economic and social…

Women and global terror

I believe we are now confronting a global terrorist movement, and every human is either a target or fuel. Unfortunately, women too are one of the two. Women within IS…

Better late than never

We thank the parents of the tricked youth who told the Interior Ministry about their children joining religious and intellectual extremist groups. A statement by the Interior Ministry said eight…

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