Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

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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Who orchestrated Saudi bombings?

THE enemy is not at our door; it is right inside our homelands, plotting to spill our blood and pit Muslim against Muslim with the aim of occupying our cities. There is nowhere 100 per cent safe because this will to kill is more infectious than Ebola and much harder …

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Great US Presidents are turning in their graves

I HAVE been deeply disturbed by campaign speeches delivered by almost all candidates for the White House, so much so that I fear for the future of the superpower and the impact a potential isolationist America infused with the politics of hate, fear and division will have on our world. …

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Who gains from Orlando?

AMERICA is once again mourning its sons and daughters, whose lives were senselessly and brutally ended by a mass shooter armed with a semi-automatic weapon of war in Orlando, Florida on 12 June 2016. During President Barack Obama’s terms in office he has been obliged to address the nation on …

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Muted celebration here of Muhammad Ali’s life

I WAS greatly saddened by the news of Muhammad Ali’s passing. I am not particularly a fan of boxing and I was never privileged to meet him personally, but I recognize greatness and sincere goodness when I see it. Ali fought all his life. Growing up in the segregated south …

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Tough response needed to counter UN slander

I HAVE lost all respect for the United Nations. It has evolved into a largely impotent entity dominated by a handful of veto-holding nuclear powers, which wield undue influence over its decision-making. Not only has its lofty status been undermined with accusations of corruption, UN peacekeepers are alleged to have …

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It is Hajj, not nonsense

IT IS unacceptable that the regime in Iran imposes its position on politicizing the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Makkah (Hajj) over 56 member-States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). It is unacceptable that this regime is forcing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to relinquish its right to protect …

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Proud as Emirati in New York City

  NEW YORK is one of my favourite cities. It has an energy and excitement all of its own. I love everything about it; the contrast between noise, traffic, crowds with sophistication, green areas and an explosion of cultures. I especially love the coffee served in Trump Tower, which I …

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To Lebanon’s Arab Shiite communities

PEOPLE often question why the Arab World, in particular, is in such a mess. The fact is that so many of our problems have been triggered by the interference of foreign powers eager to dominate this strategically-located and resource-rich area. The Ottomans, the British and the French carved-up the region …

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