Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

Your course has illuminated life

“THERE is no distance in love; those who love one another always meet in thoughts, even if one is in the East and the other is in the West,” Egyptian poet Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe’ie (1880-1937). The core principles of freedom lie on the basis that its main pillar is ‘responsible …

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Articles in the age of Twitter

“IF YOU don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; but if you read it, you are misinformed” — American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain (1835 — 1910). In this era of Twitter and other social media platforms, many give little interest to articles in newspapers. This is because …

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Was she having fun?

“The society of women is the foundation of good manners” — German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Just one question led to a dialogue and then more outside-the-topic questions, eventually transforming from one question into a session of questions. This happened in a government department where I visited just …

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From Sharm el-Sheikh to Sa’saa!

WRITING about politics is disgusting and has never been encouraging. It does not promote the idea of holding a pen or pressing keyboard buttons. In view of the fact that I love literary writing and have passion for reading literary pieces through which I find satisfaction in voracious reading, I …

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Constitutional Court … and appeals! – Failure to correct error a real shame

KUWAIT is in a dire need for serious review of the structure of the parliamentary elections administration. There is no shame in committing error but the real shame is the failure to correct the error. There is a need to rectify complications in counting the votes and announcing the results …

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Fault-fishing diseases

“…argue with them in the best manner…” – Almighty Allah says in Quran 16:125 In any community, there is always a sideline of freedom which is populated by people who would fish for faults and mistakes. Such people are usually seeking fame, which is often fake and temporary. Majority of …

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Ex-MP a new man

“You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive, or else a strategy is useless” – French general and statesman Charles de Gaulle (1890 – 1970) Former MP Musallam Al-Barrak was recently released from prison after serving a two-year jail sentence for one of his political speeches, which was …

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People have dignity

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards – English writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) There is a traditional proverb which can be loosely translated in this way – “Right is protected by claiming for it”. There is another, which is “Rights …

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If, but, as if, perhaps

“If you are not able to convince them, confuse them” (Harry Truman). When one reads this title, they may think this article is about the rule of grammar. However, it has nothing to do with that, God bless Sipawaih. Actually, grammar is a part and parcel of the world events …

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