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Dear workers, welcome to Kuwait

Good morning, dear brothers and sisters. I wish you all a happy summer vacation. In this article, I would like to propose a scenario which I know everyone wishes that…

Refugees Day

The world marked the International Day of Refugees on June 20. On that particular day, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reminds the world, especially…

Free time and summer vacations

Every summer the countdown begins. Students begin marking off the days until summer holidays. Teachers are definitely keeping a tally and parents know it’s just a matter of time. The…

Expat remittances fall

Local newspapers published reports on a decline in remittances by expatriate workers in Kuwait by at least 13 percent in the first quarter of 2018, and that the decline has…

WHO in Kuwait soon

The health ministry in Kuwait has begun official procedures for the opening of an office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kuwait in the next few weeks. This office…

The challenges of being a divorcee in the GCC

In Kuwait and in other GCC states, unfortunately, there is a cultural stigma around divorced women, yet there are none for divorced men, as if divorced women are somehow less…

Hunger strike

The department of public relations and security information at the interior ministry reported that 600 employees of a cleaning company in Abbasiya gathered in protest because they did not receive…

When disbelief trumps belief

When we speak of racist or prejudiced people, we forget that we are talking about our ancestors, our parents – in some cases, a sister, a brother, a cousin. And…

Cyclone Mekunu

Cyclone Mekunu made landfall on the Arabian Peninsula with extremely severe cyclonic winds. The cyclone continues to weaken, but leaves lessons for all of us in crisis management. In the…

Can we ‘meat’ in the middle?

The other day I read an interesting online article about veganism. The author was a vegan for several years and renounced the lifestyle to go back to eating meat. The…

Animal welfare

The conditions in which livestock are shipped to the Middle East sparked a debate in the Australian parliament after an exposé by Australian current affairs program ’60 Minutes’. Images of…

Prices in Ramadan

With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, people get into a shopping frenzy and usually complain about high prices. This is repeated every year, but whose fault is…