Monday , January 22 2018

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

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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Terrorism requires global solutions

THIS is not the world I have known throughout my life. Warriors and soldiers have always put their lives on the line during armed conflicts and innocents have always been caught up in the crossfire. But nowadays, we are all potential targets of perverted death cults, some supported by states …

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Who stands behind betrayal of Syrians?

I AM beginning to smell something nasty being cookedup, which if I am correct, would amount to a betrayal of the Syrian people’s aspirations and a dagger in the back of courageous Syrians who have fought valiantly for their freedom. Signs are that Washington and its allies are taking the …

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Confirmed! Iraq a war of aggression

 “A BROKEN” and “haunted” man was the Telegraph’s description of former British prime minister Tony Blair following the release of the Iraq War report. What I saw was a good ‘poor little me’ act performed to perfection in an attempt to salvage remnants of his reputation. “I didn’t lie or …

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