Thursday , September 20 2018

Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

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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Hunt for speech appetizer

During a discussion with a specialist, he affirmed that the use of the expression “After that” is an ideal way of starting any speech, saying a speech that does not start with this expression is incomplete. The fact remains that I am not a specialist and specialists should know better. …

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The Arab culture crisis

SITTING with intellectual and cultivated people has a unique scent that the soul loves due to the benefits someone can get — whether in literature, poetry, reading or listening to some prose, stories and narratives which make you feel as if you are sitting in a lofty literature parlor. Sitting …

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‘Smart phones shrink world’ – ‘Live and let live’

In a café located at Champs-Elysées in Paris, a young man is seated enjoying the cool breeze. He’s in a conference call via his smart phone with two friends who are thousands of miles away. One of his friends is seated in a café facing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai …

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Politics minefield of risks – ‘Public opinion biggest lie’

Abdulrahman Al-Kawakebi once said, “Advice is nonsense if it is not accepted by ears that are looking forward to listening”. A politician is often suspected and accused of corruption. This is a common viewpoint about a politician. Every politician has to have a unique point of view. He has to …

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