Sunday , February 26 2017

Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

Social media … benefits & drawbacks

I was taken aback by the words of the Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist Eduardo Hughes Galeano when he said, “We are living in the age of materialism, where wedding ceremony is more important than love, funeral procession is more important than the deceased, clothes are important than the body, …

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Libya and its lost years

Years after the Lockerbie crisis in which Libya was implicated, several international bodies attempted to contain the crisis and set up effective solutions for ensuring an acceptable end. This was after charges were officially leveled against Libya’s regime for bombing down Pan-Am Flight 103 on the skies of Lockerbie, Scotland, …

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The ‘victim’ executed – Castle falls with heart

An Egyptian journalist and writer the late Anis Mansour (1925–2011) once said, “A woman is a huge castle; if her heart falls, it falls with it”. Women have clear and pure hearts. They possess the kindest hearts on the face of the earth. They are very sensitive and transparent. However, …

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Dealing with expatriates

In recent weeks, there have been a number of strange calls in the country, led by the members of parliament and political activists, calling for mass expulsion of expatriates, and “choking” their livelihoods through measures that will squeeze their pockets. There are many who believe the population structure of the …

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Pragmatism name of the game – Fast-changing scenario

An American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842 – 1910) once said, “Our ideas must agree with realities, be the realities concrete or abstract”. The world has ushered in the reign of Donald Trump in the White House, from where he will lead the strongest country in the world. This …

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Diplomacy of statements!

THE foreign policies of any country towards other countries — whether friendly or sisterly — are bound by important issues and protected by secret and announced treaties and agreements. The relationship between two countries includes confidential issues that might be unknown to ordinary citizens for subjective reasons. A couple of …

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Shuaib … thanks a lot – Double faces revealed

The election of the Speaker of the National Assembly was the first litmus test for the MPs. Three MPs competed for that position including the former Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, MP Abdullah Al-Roumi and the MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri and former Speaker won the contest for the second consecutive time. Actually there …

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Morality first casualty

PRAISED be the One who makes similar incidents recur coincidentally, despite differences in details. We might have read, heard or even witnessed a certain event in the past; and after several years, a similar event — different in form but similar in context — occurs with the same concept. A …

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Cough, poverty and love

TWO people in correspondence discussed the syndrome of obligation as to the distance covered in confusion while exploring the mind — in an attempt to reflect on written lines and explain theories, relying on age-long postulates to deal with the reality of imagination. This is in addition to tracing appropriateness …

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