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TIME’S Person of the Year: #Metoo

The #Metoo Movement kicked off in the US and has now empowered women all across the world to step up and shame their harassers. Thanks to a certain Mr Weinstein…

Moving out of Kuwait as an expat

I have always believed, and I continue to believe, that expats play a vital role in our society, and I have always written about expat rights with as much honesty…

Mama’s Legacy

“What do you mean, ‘progressive'”? That was the only question my mother asked her neurologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the summer of 2009 when she was finally diagnosed. After…

You eat your meat and I will eat my vegetables

We are the only species with the power to destroy the earth and also the capacity to protect it. – Dalai Lama   You don’t eat meat, chicken or fish?…

Great potential in Saudi-Kuwait ties

The historic visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Kuwait did not only refresh the world’s memory of how close the ties are between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,…

Fatal policies

During one of my visits to the Sulaibikhat cemetery, I noticed six graves lined next to each other – two large and four small. A quick glance at the names…

Tipping in Kuwait

Last week I wrote an article about a recent decision by the municipality to deport any street cleaner who is caught begging. After the story was published, I got some…

My Loulwah

Up until that day, I believed that I had endured my share of pain for this lifetime, and that what I had overcome had made me stronger and grow as…

Human rights bureau

Finally, a Kuwaiti law has been issued with the specific task of considering human rights issues in Kuwait, by setting up the National Human Rights Bureau. Terms of membership of…

A bitter compromise

The other day at a chalet in Khairan, I began chatting with the caretaker, a lanky fortysomething man from India. What he told me boggled my mind. He said he…

Registering with the MGRP

There has been a lot of debate in the last week on the amounts received by Kuwaiti employees in the private sector from the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program, and…

Why is there a war on expats?

Good day to my honorable brothers and sisters. It has been long since I wrote my last article and in today’s column I would like to talk about Kuwait’s ongoing…