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Divorce, Kuwaiti style

EssaAl-Qabas published on Aug 26 the official statistics by the Justice Ministry for 2013 regarding marriage and divorce rates in Kuwait. The ministry’s statistics showed that the largest percentage of…

Putting a smile on others’ faces

The announcement of the new Kuwait charitable society for the care and rehabilitation of the elderly reflects the state’s vision to provide care for all components of the society, including…

Pioneers in… Garbage!

It is not a surprise that we were ranked first in ‘garbage’ records according to a 2013 World Bank report. It is not surprising that we reach alarming levels in…

Victims of the Kuwaitization policy

During the mid 1960s, and after the parliament election forgery and the government’s subsequent absolute control over political and administrative decisions without real monitoring, the term ‘MP of service’ emerged.…

Kuwait’s right to protect its safety

Human Rights Watch claims that the government’s procedures to revoke citizenships of some Kuwaitis is a setback and an assault to freedom of speech in Kuwait. The organization called Kuwaiti…

I love ‘Zion’

Once upon a time, people went out on a demonstration against the Balfour Declaration. Protestors kept shouting one call: “Down with the Balfour Declaration!” As usual, these demonstrations were accompanied…

Our junk ranked first

The World Bank report for 2013 released disturbing information about garbage in Kuwait. It mentioned that the total area of landfill waste in Kuwait will be 5,433 sq km by…

Alcoholism in Kuwait

Alcohol is illegal in Kuwait and because of this, there is little to no discussion about alcoholism, its impact on the individual, the family or society. Yet alcoholism cuts across…

Naivety makes for easy theft victims

I agree that Kuwait is relatively safe. However, this doesn’t mean that you can leave your house or car unlocked, with your valuables scattered all over the house and your…

Me and my cousin against the stranger

An old Bedouin proverb says, “Me against my brother, me and my brother against my cousin, and me and my cousin against the world.” In the Gaza conflict, while Egypt…

Kuwait’s humanitarian identity

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) lauded the outstanding role of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah in improving the organization’s programs associated with urgent humanitarian crisis.…

Terrorism combating efforts

The Security Council unanimously adopted the British resolution to sanction six extremists from Al-Qaeda, IS and Nusra, who were condemned by the resolution in both Iraq and Syria because of…

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