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Those who write history

History does not write itself – history is made by human beings, and not any human being. Only the distinguished carry in their brains an “ink” with which they can…

Statues and such

There seems to be a disconcerting new trend of raids in Kuwait lately. First, it occurred at a 3D printing shop selling figurines (deemed cultish idols) by men who raided…

Protect children from bullying

Bullying has always existed, where some students harass the quietest, intelligent or even disabled students, for instance. It is a phenomenon that shows the absence of morality and must be…

Forced Labor

Forced labor or what many call modern-day slavery, is when employees are forced to work somewhere without the right to leave or object. This includes domestic helpers who do not…

Flying via T4

For years, people have complained from traveling through Kuwait International Airport, which receives millions of travelers. So the decision to finally build a new airport came to us as a…

Cars for girls and boys?

Foreigners may be surprised to learn that there is a very common idea in Kuwait that certain cars are ‘for men’ and that women are discouraged and, in some families,…

Is Conocarpus dangerous?

The Conocarpus tree was brought to Kuwait in 1988 for greening the landscape and main roads. It spread easily because it is able to withstand harsh environmental factors such as…

Salary cuts

I know that I often write about the Kuwait labor law. This is because most of the questions that I receive every day from clients and readers are regarding companies…

Hate speech must stop

Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fahd Al-Afasi was in Khartoum on Tuesday to participate in the meetings of Arab justice ministers. The minister told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)…

Eliminating violence against women

Gender-based violence is an affliction that has no place in civilized society. It is a scourge that affects women of every race and ethnicity, every social class and religion, and…

Citizenship for non-Muslims

The legislative committee at the National Assembly’s approved a proposal to amend the nationality law to allow granting Kuwaiti citizenship to non-Muslims. Under the current law issued in 1959, Kuwaiti…

To Egypt with love

When I was a child, I heard about a place called Egypt, a place they called and still call the ‘Mother of the World.’ Everything’s magical and mystical when we…

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