Thursday , April 19 2018

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Embrace Qatar or no Camp David summit, says Trump

It appears that US President Donald Trump’s invitation to Gulf heads of state to his Camp David retreat to resolve differences between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with neighbouring Qatar is now offered with preconditions. “No breakthrough in the Qatar crisis, no Camp David” writes Associated Press’ …

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No chink in ties

THE two countries forming the solid backbone of our region in turmoil are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose leaders have consistently displayed great strength, wisdom as well as loyalty to their people and to each other. And never more so than nowadays! Our mutual …

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Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response

Understanding the egomaniacal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regional ambitions needs no mind reader. For years, he has sought to meddle in Arab affairs, at times pretending to be a friend and, at others, openly hostile. His end game is now crystal clear. President Erdogan hopes to recreate the Ottoman …

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Higher pay, lower prices top wish list for Egyptians

THE unseated Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi left the Egyptian economy in shambles. Foreign reserves were depleted. Foreign investment dried up. Those were the darkest days literally with constant electricity blackouts. That said, since 2013, the government has without a doubt made progress. Foreign reserves are now at their highest …

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Trump’s dangerous policies imperil world

THROUGH his own actions, United States President Donald Trump has diminished his status as Leader of the Free World and eliminated himself as an honest broker. America’s allies and adversaries are appalled by his decision to throw a grenade into the Middle East by unilaterally declaring Jerusalem the capital of …

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Window for ME peace … Let’s grab it

THE human race has been gifted with an amazing capacity for problem-solving. With God’s will there is nothing we cannot achieve. Scientists have cured illnesses that used to be death sentences. We take for granted that we can turn wind and sun into electricity, sea into drinking water and hold …

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Minds distorted by ‘neo-liberal’ values

I AM a great believer in personal freedom. I have never sought to impose my beliefs on anyone else and my philosophy has always been ‘Live and Let Live’. What people do in the privacy of their own homes is of no concern to me. However, I strongly object to …

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Great Britain, the extremists’ utopia

BRITONS have long been known for their respect for human rights and civil liberties as well as their tolerant attitudes towards peoples of other creeds and cultures. Britain is a ‘live and let live’ nation where people rarely interfere in the business of others and hardly anyone blinks an eye …

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UAE, Egypt share unbreakable bonds

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent two-day visit to Abu Dhabi to hold talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a testament to the brotherly relations between our two countries and peoples. Our leaders are unfailingly hospitable to guests but the mutual warmth and respect exuded by the Egyptian …

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Forgotten Arabs the world ignores

IF you are unaware that there are millions of Arabs subsisting in miserable conditions in the oil-and-water-rich Iranian province of Khuzestan, you can be forgiven. The shameful fact is that their plight goes under the Arab World’s radar and is rarely highlighted by either the Western or Arab media. These …

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