Category Archives: UAE

The Spread of Democracy

When Kuwaiti citizens enthusiastically celebrated their Golden Independence Anniversary last month together with twenty years of liberation after Saddam Hussein’s invasion and expulsion as well as the present Amir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah being in power for five years (50-20-5) they … Continue reading

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Close Encounters

When CNN had reported Wednesday on an encounter between an Iranian navy plane and the American aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf of Oman earlier this month, the incidence recalled another, almost fatal, encounter two years ago in the Persian … Continue reading

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They’ll Never Forget!

On the 2nd of August 1990, Kuwait, the small country in the corner of the Persian Gulf, was invaded by Iraqi troops. The tanks overran the tiny post Abdaly, about 50 km north of the Al Mutlaa ridge. Saddam Hussein … Continue reading

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Profit over People

This summer has seen riots of Bangladeshi cleaners in Kuwait who had been cheated by companies who had hired them from their home country to the Gulf. ‘Troublemakers’, as strikers had been called in the media, had been ‘calmed down’ … Continue reading

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The work of Greek philosophers, mainly Aristotle but also few of Plato, had been translated into Arabic very early after the Abbasid revolution in the 8th century and continued down to the 10th century. In fact, these great works of … Continue reading

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