Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 November 2019

Why Lebanese protesters are truly an inspiration

Our readers have their say about Lebanese protests, peace in the Middle East, and the petrorupee

Protesters carry placards, wave Lebanese flags, and shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Martyrs' Square in Beirut. EPA
Protesters carry placards, wave Lebanese flags, and shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Martyrs' Square in Beirut. EPA

I write to you in reference to India Stoughton's piece How the story of the Lebanese protests is being told through art (October 28). The people of Lebanon truly inspire me with their peaceful, creative and determined approach to the protests. I admire their quest for a better tomorrow, and I hope they will one day get the future they deserve. I wish Lebanon prosperity and stability.

Tarja Yilmaz, Dubai

We need peace to finally become a reality in the Middle East

I write to you in reference to Paul Peachey’s report Database reveals decade of violent deaths in Middle East (October 28).

This is a tragic situation, the Middle East is a progressive region yet it has been affected by terrorist attacks and unrest for more than a decade. Too many people are killed or injured due to conflict and their loved ones continue to suffer for years.

The region has achieved immense progress in the recent past, but people's lives have yet to significantly improve.

The incessant bombings and explosions have even affected the environment adversely in some of the war-torn countries.

Ramachandran Nair, Muscat

Perhaps India should get its own petrocurrency

I write to you in reference to your article Is there a case for a petrorupee? (October 27) Jennifer Gnana's article was fun to read and very meaningful. The oil trade is dominated by the dollar, which has become somewhat of a problem because of the US reimposing sanctions on Iran and Russia, in addition to waging a trade war on China. This has made the market more unstable. The third largest consumer of oil is India, maybe it is not such a bad idea for the subcontinent to have its own petrol currency? What a thought-provoking idea indeed.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

The digital age has not killed physical copies of e-games yet

I write to you in reference to your piece From the death of physical copies to eSports at the Olympics: what's next for video gaming? (October 28). I do not think that physical copies have become a thing of the past. There will always be console gamers who prefer to have a physical version of their games instead of simply owning a digital copy.

Name withheld by request

Updated: October 28, 2019 07:56 PM

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