Sunday , February 18 2018

Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

‘Survival only in unity’ – No winners in crisis

“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story,” American baseball manager Casey Stengel (1890 -1975). Some mischievous insinuations from several Arab news media platforms surfaced recently, stating there is no need for the Gulf council in its current form. Others say the upcoming …

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Clock ticking for two new nations

“Politics is the conflict of power and not the conflict of intents”, German sociologists” – Max Weber (1864-1920). Is it possible to have a unity agreement between the Arab countries? Is the timing of such an idea realistic? Could there be an agreement for two or three countries to unite …

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‘One, 2 ones, 3 ones, 4 ones’

“… for it is not true that there are some good colons and others that are wicked. There are colons and that is it” — French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). A senior citizen once decided to enroll into an adult education program in order to eradicate illiteracy in his life. One …

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Death – the final departure

‘Death is like us going round and round in a circle without any regard of the circle itself’ – Egyptian writer Yousef Idrees (1927-1991). Of all the facts in this world, there is none that is as crystal clear and realistically tough as death. Death is the eternal separation, absolute …

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‘Rein in insolent ones’ – ‘Some crossing red line’

“Freedom and responsibility are conjoined twins, if one gets separated from the other, they both die”, French Author, André Maurois (1885 — 1967). Every country has its own laws; its own judicial system and courts but irresponsible freedom becomes a tool of destruction and wreckage. There is a common phrase, …

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‘No winner in crisis’ – ‘Wisdom key’

“The Arab political and economic affairs would have been good, so would the Arab media if management of Arab affairs was good”  — Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. It’s been two months since the unfortunate Gulf crisis began and situation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) started to deteriorate, and as …

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Expat … importance of health insurance

In a wealthy country that enjoys security, opulence and high individual income, it is natural for the people — in this case Kuwait, to live in comfort and security; hence, it is possible for some types of jobs to be done by expatriates, because such jobs are categorized as low …

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A cup of hot coffee

The best thing in coffee is the timing. The great thing about a perfectly timed cup of coffee is that it’s in your hand the instant you crave it. One of life’s most exquisite moments is that in which a small luxury becomes a necessity — Mourid Al-Barghouti There are …

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Courteous speech, no value

“You can fool all the people some of the time and some people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln. When you start writing any article, you first start with the main idea of the article because the idea is the …

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Invasion Iraqi, not Saddami

‘In politics, there are no permanent enemies or friends, only permanent interests’: Winston Churchill By Yusuf Awadh Al-Azmi Looking at history, credibility of historical tales, the responsibilities of historians and integrity of historiography, we must call a spade a spade. The issue has nothing to do with enmity or peace, …

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