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The Philippines’ labor ban

I was very saddened when I heard the news that Filipinos may be banned from entering Kuwait in the future because of the rise of torture cases against them in…

Feeling Filipino

Yesterday, I was told by a fellow Kuwaiti that the president of the Philippines has issued a ban on Filipino workers traveling to Kuwait. I sensed a tone of surprise…

Philippines bans workers

Filipino domestic workers are very popular in Kuwait. Therefore, any official statement regarding preventing these workers from coming to Kuwait is important news for the local community. It should force…

Violation of foreign workers’ rights

Can you imagine working in an arduous job in Kuwait such as construction, for example, under the hot sun in the summer or in the cold in winter, and not…

Kuwait’s favorite grammar mistakes

When a native English-speaker comes to Kuwait for the first time, there are many unusual things that will catch their eye. Shisha smoking, for instance, or the tradition of the…

Why homework is hated

Homework is compulsory. But why do people hate homework? Why do they call it a waste of time? Mostly, homework is based on the work students learn in class, so…

Off day

I have been receiving questions on what seems to be a proposed new law going around social media, and people do not seem to understand whether the law has been…

Why expats avoid police stations in Kuwait

The police’s sworn duty is to protect and serve the community, regardless of nationality, and often the men in uniform go above and beyond the call of duty to implement…

Prison hunger strike and Amiri amnesty

The Kuwait Human Rights Society issued a report on the hunger strike by some prisoners in Kuwait. Such a move by prisoners is universally known, as the prisoner sees that…

Rental Laws in Kuwait

The new year has started and people have been making changes in their lives, from new health and lifestyle options, to better careers, or new homes. So it is no…

Iran today

The news of protests in Iran topped the attention of the world last week. The protests still fluctuate between opponents and supporters of the revolution and those who see such…

How do we protect Arabic for the future?

Kuwait is in practice a bilingual country. Arabic is the official language but English is fast gaining as the business of language, government and society. There are both positive and…