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Only in Kuwait

Good morning readers, I wish you all a new happy and prosperous new academic year. In today’s piece I would like to talk about the odd things that are taking…

Myanmar, Burma, Rohingya; 3 key words leading to one issue

There is a lot of confusion about the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. I don’t think many of us are fully aware of the root of the problem there. Perhaps the…

The maid dilemma

We have now reached critical mass. Kuwait has more than 650,000 domestic servants and will likely see that figure grow to a million by end of next year. Mothers of…

Kuwait’s landmarks of childhood disappear

It’s a sad feeling not being able to go to places we used to enjoy visiting when we were kids. Change is a part of life, but when the change…

Getting to know foreigners in your class

“When I go to the US, I am going to make non-Kuwaiti friends, I’m too used to Kuwaitis,” is a statement 60 percent of all students who study abroad, including…

Iraqi recognition of Kuwait

The UN recently issued a book number 9 amongst its ‘Blue Books Series’. The book is about the Kuwaiti-Iraqi conflict that documents all the phases of the conflict. The fourth…

Employment issues

I have written about this many times before but I will continue to say, we are blessed in Kuwait (and the GCC) to have such a diverse workforce. Some countries…

Children’s rights

Childhood is the most important stage in a human’s life. Article 9 of the Kuwaiti constitution affirms that “the family is the base of society in which motherhood and childhood…

Seeking scapegoats

As far as I know, no international court would hear cases filed by individuals against sovereign states except the European Human Rights Court, which jurisdiction is limited to the countries…

What will the lambs eat on Eid?

When I adopted veganism, I kept it a secret for a long time for fear of verbal harassment and annoyingly endless questions. After the matter was revealed, I was accused…

Private education

Private schools admit many Kuwaiti and expat children every year, and while parents take the lead in choosing the best school for their kids, no one seems to think much…

Teach your kids

Teach them that religion means peace and love – not blasts, booby traps and blood. Teach them to help people in distress without inquiring about their religion; to just help…