Friday , September 21 2018

Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

‘Respect opinion of others’

We have to admit that we live in a society where majority of the people do not abide by cultural values and the principle of accepting differences and varied opinions. Most of us deal with this aspect as a sign of prestige or status only. The principle of ‘Disagreements in …

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Two weeks ago in Paris

It was about 10 o’clock in the morning. I was in a taxi heading for Charles de Gaulle International Airport from my hotel in Paris to take a plane back home. On our way to the airport which is not far away from ‘Stade de France’ where the inaugural matches …

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Paris, sad piece of music – Rapid response averted calamity

Without the quick intervention of security operatives at the right time, the number of victims in the tragic Paris incident would have reached thousands because the terrorists were waiting for spectators to leave Stade de France after the football match between France and Germany game and then execute their sinful …

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Plane crash here and there! – Blood-lust in area must end

Regardless of assumptions that it was an attack, the fact still remains that the Russian airplane crashed in the Sinai Desert of Egypt and passengers died, so the incident concerns humanity by all standards. Not long before the day the Russian airplane crashed in Sinai, the media reported the crash …

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‘Symposiums no solution’ – ‘Syrians only can end conflict’

SOMETIMES, the truth is not satisfactory if it clashes with certain convictions. This issue renders many politicians to stand by the language of diplomacy lest they fall in trouble because of ‘what the tough one spelt out’. An Arabic proverb says “your tongue is your fort; it protects you as …

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‘Shun egos to revive sports’ – ‘Be wise for country’s sake’

The Kuwaiti government issued a decision to apologize for not hosting the Gulf Cup. The tournament, which was scheduled to take place in Kuwait in December, has been cancelled due to a decision by FIFA to suspend Kuwait’s sports activities. I will shed light on some points regarding the negative …

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Palestinians are on my mind – ‘They are patriotic, courageous’

WHENEVER a Kuwaiti writer says something about Palestine or Palestinians in general, the word must be pregnant with meanings and it should speak volumes, because the speech will circulate rapidly in all private and public channels for review of what has been said, what has not been said, what is …

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Blasts message for Erdogan – Times have changed, O, Turkey

Two days ago, the city of Istanbul was hit by a terrible terrorist attack when two cars laden with bombs exploded, killing more than 85 individuals and injuring many others, as per some sources. I will not elaborate on this attack but I will highlight some issues that are somewhat related …

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‘Hold on tight to unity rope’ – ‘Respect others to gain respect’

Yusuf Awadh Al-Azmi Far from the common historic views that can be quickly retrieved by a click on the Internet search engine, where you can choose to view in brief or in detail; far from preaching patriotism and secretly drinking sectarianism; far from words that cause destruction and not the …

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VW Hit Too Hot To Handle

The football match between FC Bayern Munich and the German Cup champion VfL Wolfsburg was going well for the latter team which had scored one goal during the first half of the match. However, during the second half of the match, the coach of FC Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola pushed …

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