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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Saudi Crown Prince deserves a salute for breaking social taboos 

Readers discuss social reforms in Saudi Arabia, the Oscars and Palestinians

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is presiding over rapid social and economic change. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is presiding over rapid social and economic change. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

I refer to your editorial In Jeddah, two more moments of profound change (January 13). It is well written. However, as rightly underscored by you, allowing women to attend football matches and having an exclusive car showroom is a good beginning but more needs to be done. When the women of a country become economically productive, the nation advances rapidly. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, deserves a salute for breaking the taboos of centuries.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

The Oscars fever has begun

In response to the article Here are the UAE cinema release dates for the 2018 Oscar buzz films (January 14), I’m already thinking about what random combination of popcorn in one container I’ll order.

Karen Henry, Dubai

There are a few films listed in your article that I wouldn't mind viewing.

Jodie Mairs, Abu Dhabi

The importance of 'stranger-danger' lessons for children

I refer to your story UAE parents warned over 'stranger-danger' as half of children lured away during social experiment (January 14). My daughter told me recently that she learned about stranger-danger at her school. Now I get the background story.

Huiying Bu, Dubai

Combating climate change requires concerted global effort

I refer to your article More money needed to address climate change, says UN official (January 14). The recent appeal from the president of the United Nations General Assembly is a powerful one. Combating global warming requires financial assistance. If things continue as they are, future living conditions will become unbearable. Will the international community address his appeal to address this crisis?

K Ragavan, India

Is the winter fog really a natural phenomenon?

I refer to your article Beautiful scenes captured as fog rolls across the UAE (January 15). Fog can no longer be considered an unexpected phenomenon with the cloud seeding technology in use. It is now expected!

Sam Anderson, Abu Dhabi

There is no justice for the Palestinians

In reference to your story Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: 'Shame on you' (January 15), it is sad to witness the situation of the Palestinian people.

Aysah E Meel, Abu Dhabi