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Free internet? Yes, no or maybe

Many debates are currently raging about reaching an international agreement to regulate the internet. There were two major e-camps in the debate. One was totally against putting any restrictions on…

A 24×7 vigil is needed

Over 100,000 citizens and expats have been banned from travelling as a result of court orders against them because they failed to pay the amounts due to them. In most…

Labor unions in GCC

The UAE’s decision to issue orders for deportation of around 50 migrants for joining a workers’ strike at the Giant Construction Company, even though thousands of other Asian workers had…

The fourth pillar

Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah was brought up in the basic Arabic traditions of hospitality, and is a man who firmly believes in the traditional Arabic proverb that says: “It is…

Al-Rashidi to present new strategy to combat graft – ‘Fake workforce must be purged’

KUWAIT: Social Affairs and Labor Minister Thekra Al-Rashidi announced a new strategy to deal with the labor sector and the corruption that has come to afflict its various departments, adding…

Islam Phobia

Creating a perceived threat from Islam in the media is becoming a wee bit too much by any definition of fairness, logic and reason. It has become much like the…

Neither constitutional nor revolutionary

Two months before the second anniversary of Jan 25 revolution in Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi issued an unanticipated “constitutional declaration” allowing him to reopen the investigations and prosecutions in the…

Emergence of jihadophobia

The word jihadophobia is a neologism formed from jihad and phobia, referring to irrational fear of the concept of jihad in Islam. An increase in jihadophobiarelated events is gradually erupting…

Close to embassies….far from Islam!

Tension between the right to freedom of expression and certain examples of art that some people considered blasphemous repeatedly arises. The extent to which this tension has not been settled…

Evolution of the Refaiest in Egyptian politics

The “Refaiest” is an acknowledged term in the Egyptian judiciary. A term that judicial authority members use to identify a group of judges who rejected the shackles of previous regimes,…

Did referee’s whistle end fight in Egypt?

After an extraordinary revolution that toppled a 30- year regime, Egyptians enthusiastically witnessed the result of the first post-uprising presidential race, and they were eager to know who would be…