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Is Majlis Dissolved?

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Kuwait News Politics

Co-education ban to be canceled?

I just read on Zawya that the parliament might soon scrap the coeducation ban. That would mean both genders will continue to attend school and university together but I am also guessing this means the walls that currently divide the guys and girls in some university classes will also be removed. This is one proposal I’m hoping will get passed. [Link]

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Kuwait Personal Politics

How I ended up right in the middle of the demonstrations last night


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Last night I was on my way to the Harvey Nichols launch event when I somehow ended up getting stuck in my car right in the middle of the demonstrations. I was with a friend and we decided to take the 6th Ring Road since we figured it would be quieter than the 5th but suddenly traffic started slowing down to a standstill and people started parking their cars on the side of the road and walking towards a pedestrian bridge.

Suddenly there were cops all over the place, people shouting and demonstrating and we were just sitting there bewildered to how we ended up being stuck right in the middle of the demonstrations that were supposed to be held miles away on the Gulf Road.

Then all of a sudden the riot police started firing flashbang’s and tear gas all over the place with a few canisters landing on cars ahead of us. It was crazy and that shit is strong! I opened the window for a bit to take pictures and the tear gas just overwhelmed my eyes and nose like nothing I had ever experienced before. Finally traffic started moving again after being at a standstill for at least 30 minutes and we got off the 6th and headed towards Avenues. A completely random night.

Note: I am closing the comments on this post since I don’t want to turn it political, this is just a post about my experience.

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Information Kuwait Politics

National Youth Project website in English

The National Youth Project website has been updated and it’s now available in English. Most importantly what this means is that if your Arabic isn’t that great you can now submit your own initiative idea in English via their website. Check out their English website [Here]

The National Youth Project have also uploaded their new commercial to their YouTube page which you could watch below.


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Kuwait Photography Politics

Kuwait Elections 2012 Photo Stream

The Ministry of Information launched a photo election stream for the first time a few days back. The ministry is sending photographers to cover different events relating to the upcoming elections and then uploading their photos to their Flickr account. The photos are being uploaded every two days at full resolution and undoctored. They’re also allowing anyone to use their photos as long as you credit the source and not profit from the photos. You can check out the photos so far by visiting their Flickr account [Here]

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Funny Politics

Kuwait Calls Lebanon Ties ‘Historic’; Bans Visa Processing

Dec 5: Kuwaiti-Lebanese relations are “deep-seated and historic,” Kuwait’s Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Borders Security Affairs Major General Sheikh Mohammad Al-Youssef said Thursday. [Source]

But…

It actually gets funnier because:

Dec 15: The Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abou Faour hailed the Kuwaiti support offered to his country over decades in various fields. [Source]

I’m never gonna understand politics.

Post shamelessly copied from Lebanon News: Under Rug Swept

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Kuwait Politics

ismajlisdissolved.com

The site works! [Link]

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Kuwait Politics

Is Majlis Dissolved?

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Kuwait Politics Videos

Fight Club – هوشة مجلس الامة

I have no clue what it was about. [YouTube]

Thanks Anes

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Kuwait News Politics

Kuwaiti courier led to bin Laden capture?

There seems to be some kind of miscommunication going around or maybe it’s me that is wrong. All the news sites are reporting the courier that led to the capture of bin Laden was a Kuwaiti.

Aide Who Led to Bin Laden Was Kuwaiti-Born Courier

A diplomatic source told CNN that the courier who was in close contact with Osama bin Laden and who eventually led the United States to him was a Kuwaiti named Abu Ahmad.

Phone call by Kuwaiti courier led to bin Laden

The guy’s nickname was “al Kuwaiti” but from what I’ve read he wasn’t a Kuwaiti but instead a Pakistani national who was born in Kuwait which doesn’t make him a Kuwaiti.

It took years of work before the CIA identified the courier’s real name: Sheikh Abu Ahmed, a Pakistani man born in Kuwait. [Source]

I wonder if the Kuwait PR department will kick in to correct this bit of information since right now its giving Kuwait a bad image.

Update: The main headline right now on CNN.com is “U.S. tracked Kuwaiti courier since 2007

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Events Kuwait Politics

Green Rally

Just got the following message from the Facebook group Keep Kuwait Green:

Friends, please come to the green rally on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 11:30am. Wear green and support the peaceful cause to keep reasonable hedges and stop cutting down Kuwait’s trees. The Green Rally will be held in West Mishref, across from the Australian college facing the Mishref Fair Grounds. Bring the kids

Picture by Ramez

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Funny Kuwait Politics

Is Majlis Dissolved?

I don’t post politics but this is too funny not to. Is Majlis Dissolved? is website to keep track of the government. [Link]

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Funny Politics Videos

Voting Machines Elect One Of Their Own As President

First they elect one of their own then they proceed to exterminate the human race! [Video]

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Kuwait Politics

Morning Demonstration

Demonstration

There was a demonstration taking place on my way to work today this morning in front of the house of parliament. At first I assumed it had something to do with the current financial instability but looking at the banners now I think the demonstration was related to the naturalization of the Bedouins Bedoun’s. Here is the larger size of the picture above. [Picture]

Picture taken by ads2blog

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Funny Politics

Palin as President

Palin for President

If you’re following the US presidential race you will appreciate this. [Link]