Friday , October 19 2018

Opinion

Jordan crisis and the Fourth Circle

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use”… Danish Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi The World Bank negatively affects any country it finds itself. Whenever you see revolutions and disputes in poor countries, seek out the World Bank. …

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History of mastic gum

Not an Arab commodity Recently I bought a pack of bubble gum or mastic, which we cannot manufacture even the equivalent of it in spite of we constantly boasting about our civilization and beliefs, customs and traditions sometimes we are far better than Japan and Germany. When I read the …

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Abdullah II at the Fourth Circle

IT SEEMS the democracy in Jordan is unique in the Arab world, so protests to demand for amendment of the tax law are done in a civilized manner. We saw King Abdullah II leading his subjects to push for amendment of the law, or even complete restructuring of the economic …

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Consolidating tribalism

Every day we see the increasing devotion to all types of tribal and sectarian tendencies while the voice of the nation continues to become faint. What we mean here is that the voice of the nation has become inaudible. To add insult to injury shy voices from time to time …

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Distributing oil riches

Case of history failure The oil concessions given to the giant oil companies of major European colonial powers and America was based on the investments of millions of dollars and British pounds these companies made in the exploration of oil in the 1920s and 1930s before actually acquiring profitable returns. …

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King Abdullah … this is the solution

THE Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, its people and its king deviated from the Arab norm — actually the Third World’s norm — in the recent protests which reflected awareness and excellence in dealing with a major crisis. Both the people and the authority dealt with the crisis by striving towards …

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‘No room for power hungry’

‘Get rid of radicalism’ I concluded my article entitled ‘Forces of Darkness ….. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad’ on May 30 by requesting His Highness to strive to make great social, political, moral and human changes as a back for his project, if he wants this huge civilization project to succeed. This …

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Arab Human Rights Court must reform its basic principles

KUWAIT CITY, June 4: The Arab Human Rights Court will walk on the path towards failure if its basic legal system is not reformulated to be in line with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nine treaties on human rights, and supplementary protocols. Since the court lacks …

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Not all true in country’s financial status

“People don’t like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug,” French writer Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896). By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi The contents of some news bear more comedy than seriousness. One of the most notable suppositions is that the financial status of any country is considered a …

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‘The societies I have lost’

‘Hotbeds of corruption’ In the early 1980s, I was among those residents of Jabriya who sought to establish a cooperative society. I was elected chairman of the board of directors by acclamation. Here lawyer, Mustafa Al-Sarraf, who was one of the founders, asked me if I could give him the …

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