Readers discuss human rights, travel and more
We can gauge our humanity by the world we live in
In reference to your article Will those presiding over the killings of Rohingya children ever face justice? (December 14), we have countless organisations for human rights but their voices seem muted. In the 21st century (and the 15th Islamic century), how can humans still live in such conditions?
This is a big test for us because we were given a conscience for this very purpose. Respect for human life is at the heart of it all. We are essentially in a spiritual war more than anything else.
Name withheld by request
Probably not, would be the answer to the question asked by this article. This is why you must keep publishing columns like this to raise awareness on their plight.
Patricia Estep, Abu Dhabi
Macron's mobile phone ban at schools is laudable
Banning mobile phones from schools is music to all sensible ears indeed (December 17). French president Macron's mobile ban in schools and colleges was a dramatic but much-needed move if you ask me. The mobile phone plague knows no boundaries these days. It not only distracts students, it disturbs others as well. Other leaders should follow in his footsteps.
K Ragavan, India
Peaceful protesters shouldn't be punished with death
Your article Israeli troops kill disabled Palestinian protester (December 17) was sad to read. Peaceful protesters should be respected, not killed for opening their mouths. As usual, a deplorable state of affairs within the Israeli army.
Name withheld by request
Hailstones a rare sight in temperate UAE
This is the first time I have seen hailstones in Sharjah (Hailstorms and heavy rain lash parts of the UAE), December 17). The most I have ever witnessed is infrequent showers.
Samira Mohiadeen, Sharjah
It is imperative that every single drop of rain is preserved.
Asyah Meel, Abu Dhabi
Apparently, some parts of the UAE were colder than east Yorkshire in England.
Shaheen Hamadani, Dubai
Kudos to Al Ain student who scored highest in GCSE French
In reference to your article Tres bien! Al Ain student scores highest grade in the world in GCSE French (December 17), congratulations to the pupil who scored the highest and to the school and staff, who are truly wonderful.
Jeff Gray, Al Ain
Helsinki seems a popular holiday destination
I refer to your article My Kind of Place: Helsinki, Finland (December 14). Unfortunately, I checked websites after reading this and the flights from Dubai seem to be all sold out.
Jacqueline Craig, Dubai