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National holiday or great escape?

Officially, the national holidays are only for two days, but a large number of citizens and expatriates have left the country possibly until the end of first week of March.…

National and liberation days

Those two glorious anniversaries are very important for everybody in Kuwait - citizens and expatriates - who impatiently await them to celebrate every year. This year, however, their joy is…

Repercussions of unilateral thinking

Denis Diderot once said: “The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers. And do not talk to me too much about religion…

Garbage trucks

Shortly after midnight every day, many orange garbage collection trucks traverse various areas, making enough noise from their engines and from the sound of unloading garbage dumpsters to make us…

Money cannot buy everything

There are a number of bedoon (stateless) children who remain inside their houses without going to school or getting any education. The latest news on that regard is that a…

Bribe-takers amongst us

On February 17, the local press revealed the contents of a message sent by the Cabinet’s secretariat general to various ministries with His Highness the Prime Minister’s instructions to track…

Charity work needs awareness

Is Kuwait against terrorism? If the answer is yes, then it is time to close the door of suspicions of financing terrorism through tough regulations and laws against any organization…

What if?

Though history does not know the word ‘if’, it is still legitimate to use it. For instance, what if Arabs did not intervene in Libya - could we imagine that…

Buses are dangerous

Traffic jams are a global problem and Kuwait is not an exception. Many countries are trying to find solutions to this problem in fair and realistic ways, but we don’t…

The truth behind the ‘open file’ fee

One of the strangest ideas I have ever encountered in Kuwait is the ‘opening file fee’. I had never heard of this before and can’t help but wonder how much…

On human rights in UN

Representative of the Central Department for Illegal Residents did well in presenting a brief during the 12th meeting of the United Nations team that is concerned with the mechanism of…

I am a terrorist!

Some people separate the Islamic State (IS) from other terrorist groups, which is part of the excuses some politicians use to glorify terrorism according to their own rules, twisted ideas…

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