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Discover America Week builds upon Amir’s visit to US

It’s my great pleasure to launch the fifth annual Discover America Week here in Kuwait. This week of events symbolizes the close connections between the Kuwaiti and American peoples. We…

Palestinian-Israeli conflict today

The words of Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem against the Israeli delegation at the 137th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in the Russian city of St Petersburg, which lead…

Un(Social) media

Recently, a woman I know posted a photograph of a collapsed Buddhist temple in Myanmar and she added a caption praising God. As a Muslim, she was so outraged by…

The problems with polygamy

Polygamy can be found in Arab societies, and in other non-Islamic societies too. Regardless of the social and familial effects of this phenomenon, some men still practice it and some…

Tech startups in Kuwait

As I am sitting in the audience of ArabNet, a conference focused on digital business and entrepreneurship in MENA, and listening to entrepreneurs pitching their ideas, I can’t help but…

We are sucking food, MPs

Those cards cover so many services that are of no use to retirees Parliament agenda includes a clause known as ‘responding to letters’. As far as I know, it involves…

Bitcoin

There seems to be a new global trend on how to make quick money and become wealthy overnight! I am not a financial expert, but like everyone else, I heard…

Balloons and icebergs

Icebergs are usually seen floating in a strange manner with the surface that looks like a small mountain while the submerged part may go deeper than one can see and…

Is Kuwait facing a serious talent crisis?

Before his demise a year ago, Dr George Abouna – a world pioneer in organ transplantation – had another sad, albeit earthly departure from Kuwait in 1990. He had to…

E-bracelet, not prison

It can monitor the compliance of the sentenced person Abu Dhabi Police have launched an electronic system to monitor those convicted of misdemeanors through the use of an electronic bracelet…

The origins of the Kuwaiti dialect

It made me wonder how much lesser Arabic we use Understanding a people’s language is pivotal to understanding how the community thinks and develops its ideology. Kuwait was a “kout”…

Equal powers

After six month of waiting, Russia has finally taken some action and the Russian foreign ministry made some decisions to counter the US Senate’s approval of a bill to impose…

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