Thursday , September 20 2018

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Arabs losing ground to Iran in lobbying stakes

THE world’s greatest state sponsor of terrorism is pulling out all stops to ingratiate itself with Washington elites with an image makeover projecting their ‘peaceful’ culture — and it is all thanks to President Barack Obama, whose deal with the devil opened a window for the first time since Iran …

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UAE a world leader – Safety, tolerance … innovation

I AM delighted and very proud that my homeland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the third safest country out of 141 countries included in a study based largely on “the costliness of common crime and violence as well as terrorism, …

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Disunity a threat

I HAVE reached the conclusion that the majority of Arab States are their own worst enemy. The Arab nation of which we were once so proud has disintegrated. Great swathes have descended into violent trouble spots. Millions have been killed, millions more rendered refugees, while our leaderships, with few exceptions, …

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JASTA could open a can of worms on 9/11

NOW that Congress has passed the ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA) into law permitting individuals, including the family members of 9/11 victims, to sue a sovereign state for the actions of its nationals in contravention of international law, the door is open for a comprehensive independent investigation into …

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JASTA nail in coffin of US-GCC ties

CONGRESS has done the unimaginable by almost unanimously passing a law allowing the families of 9-11 victims to lodge civil cases against Saudi Arabia (and other states) for aiding and abetting terrorism, which flouts all international laws and conventions protecting sovereign states from frivolous lawsuits. Congress has arrogantly rewritten international …

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Lebanon’s Speaker shows true colours

NABIH Berri, head of Lebanon’s primarily Shiite Amal Movement who has served as Parliamentary Speaker since 1992, has finally confirmed what many Lebanese have long suspected. Rather than a senior official representing all religious sects and a respected mediator between Iran’s radical proxy Hezbollah and the March 14/Future Movement, he …

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Saudi victim of hate campaign

DO NOT expect to hear a good word about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on any Western media outlet these days. There is growing evidence of an international-wide campaign built on exaggerations to blacken its reputation in almost every sphere and undermine its regional leadership standing. This serves as a …

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Iran, Turkey, Russia nexus threat

The Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan, who ordered the shooting down of a Russian warplane last November and hurled volleys of insult at his Russian counterpart, now refers to President Vladimir Putin as his “dear friend”. Putin must be inwardly smirking but he is going along with this buddy-buddy charade …

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Errors of judgement made by the West exact a price

WITHOUT doubt the greatest error committed by the US and its European partners is their neglect of Syria. When President Barack Obama erased his own red line and subsequently turned his back on the legitimate opposition — the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian people were doomed to years of unimaginable …

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Competitive shake-up must in Great Britain

I LOVE England. Always have and always will. I am never happier than when there is a carpet of snow covering the garden and fields surrounding my country home or just out for a stroll with friends along the lush green banks of the Thames watching the swans. Peace, perfect …

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