Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

‘Impossible to stop time’

Years, months and days go by, the Earth rotates, and humans remain ignorant. Life evolves and man revolves around himself, and he’s ignorant of the direction the compass is leading him! Every now and then, man does not pay attention to his health. Many people, including the writer, deem regular …

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Story of politics

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning” — American politician and statesman Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900-1965). A few days ago, the ongoing political crisis between Turkey and Netherlands dominated the headlines around the world especially after Netherlands …

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‘Safaa’s’ disputable proposal!

HONORABLE MP Safaa Al-Hashem has submitted a proposal to stop giving free medicines to expatriates visiting the government hospitals in Kuwait, saying the fee of KD 1 or KD 2 they pay in the clinics and hospitals should be for diagnosis and consultation. There is no doubt I respect the …

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Corrupt electorate and MP

WHEN honorable MP Riyah Al-Adsani raised the bribery issue, a lot of events came to mind. The list of names according to the efforts of Al-Adsani consisted of the 2009 Parliament members. I will not question his efforts as this is under the jurisdiction of judicial authorities but I will …

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Nine o’clock prime news

DEATH exists in the soul of every human, because it’s the ultimate reality of life. I delight in repeating the words “All of us will die someday and we are the children of death”. Death snatches away the superior and the subordinate; the rich and the poor, friend and foe; …

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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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