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Happy birthday Twitter!

Twitter celebrated its ninth birthday last week. The service was made available to the public on July 15, 2006, and since then, this social media app has been a hotbed…

To My Readers

I still remember those days when the printing press was invented. I will never forget the first time I smelled the ink and the metal of the machine and was…

Peace and security for all

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi headed to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum recently to sign an agreement between his country, Sudan and Ethiopia to regulate the use of the Nile River’s…

Carpet Beating

According to Kuwaiti traditions, whenever dust accumulates on a rug or a carpet, it is usually hung on a roof rail and dusted with a carpet beater to remove the…

Money Addiction

Where are we socially heading? The numbers declared by the justice ministry’s verdict execution official about issuing arrest and summon orders for over KD 1,836,000 worth of financial claims, travel…

Symbol of world peace

The recurring actions committed by Jewish settlers of destroying olive trees in the West Bank is a blatant attack not only on the environment, but also against world peace that…

Jumping into the wrong wagon

Some patriotic or democratic activists, who did not get involved in political action, jumped into the wrong wagon and sided with backward groups who are active today, or they followed…

Focusing on quality

Ministers of higher education and scientific research in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries met recently in Muscat in a step that underlines the importance of joint GCC work in…

From Here And There

An advice for those who commute by taxi: never pay the taxi driver what he asks for. Agree at first to his demand and when you reach your destination, give…

TIES: Don’t break ties

TIES is a local center for cross-cultural dialogue in Kuwait. This is what their website says. It also carries the logo of the Awqaf’s public foundation. Theoretically, TIES’ mission should…

Refuting the ‘All’s corrupt’ saying

Without a true democratic regime and wide public participation in making public polices, decision making and political responsibility for the state, the mismanagement of the society, the spread of corruption…

Why I’m against ‘Urfi’ Marriages

There is a growing trend of 'urfi' (customary or common law) marriage in Kuwait. Urfi marriage is when the marriage contract is not registered or officially announced and quite often…

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