Category Archives: Kuwait

Where is Mitribah?

Temperatures the last couple of days in Kuwait and southern Iraq broke long-standing records for Asia with reaching 54 centigrades (129 F) in Mitribah and Basrah (on July 21 and 22, respectively), see here. Weather historian Christopher C. Burt even … Continue reading

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Kuwaiti Tabloid Conceals “Jihadi John’s” Job in Kuwait

Update 3 March 2015. While the Guardian newspaper reports today that his former boss in an unnamed Kuwaiti IT company has praised Mohammed Emwazi’s skills and manners (“He was the best employee we ever had, … He was very good with people. Calm … Continue reading

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Trouble All Over the World

Presently, Barack Obama faces trouble everywhere. Having denied (one of these “plausible denials”) having had known that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone (and that of other European leaders) had been tapped (actually for more than ten years) by NSA … Continue reading

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Homophobia in Kuwait

When Holocaust-denier former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Columbia University in September 2007, he raised another laugh when pretending, “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country, in Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don’t know … Continue reading

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A Frenzy State of Emergency

U.S. State Department’s 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report 2013 [pdf] points to the shameful situation of forced labor, including nonpayment of wages, long working hours without rest, deprivation of food, and threats; as well as physical and, in particular, sexual … Continue reading

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