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Phones down, heads up!

There is a disease, or should I say an epidemic, plaguing Kuwait. Our roads are overrun with drivers – many from this generation – glued to their phones, even while…

Maulana

Maulana is the title of an Arabic movie which created much argument among critics and angered many scholars. But despite that, I will discuss the theme and dramatic plot without…

Labor law 85 of 2017 amends law 6 of 2016

Yesterday, new amendments to one of Kuwait’s major laws were promulgated in the official gazette. Article 51 and 70 of Kuwait labor law 6 of 2016 were amended to provide…

A letter and a wish

A Kuwaiti woman, who had a terminal illness, wrote a farewell letter before her expected death and posted it on social media. Everyone who read the sad letter that is…

Has IS disappeared?

The caliphate of the Islamic State (IS) has ended. This was the most mentioned topic on social media last week, after an announcement by official Iraqi TV of the end…

Circumcision

BBC recently reported an incident that occurred in the UK that raised arguments and debate over its legality and importance. Here is what happened: Three people have been arrested by…

Caring Hands

I’m always happy whenever I see a family taking a stroll together. An all too usual scene in any other part of the world, indeed, but unfortunately a rare find…

Welcome Home

Nowadays, Kuwait appears to be very empty – where is everybody?! Kuwait airport has reported an increased travel rate of over 100 percent! Doesn’t anyone want to stay here? Sure…

Are you over 30?

Hi guys, it’s been a long time! But it’s my habit not to write during Ramadan – to leave the holy month away from criticism and conspiracy theories and instead…

Calculating termination indemnity or end of service benefits in Kuwait

Starting a new job and letting go of an old workspace can be difficult, emotionally and mentally. You might be excited about your new work but you also do not…

Letter to Muna Al-Fuzai

Dear Muna, Trump in the Classroom. It was the Friday before Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day. Kathryn Frey had decided to read Carmen Agra Deedy’s children’s book, “The Yellow…

Envious

I do not want to sound like a racist or prejudiced in this article against expats, as long as my writing will not go beyond the truth, while at the…