Thursday , November 23 2017

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

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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With Syria bleeding where are Arabs?

  THERE ARE no words to express my fury and distress at the horrendous scenes shown on our screens. What kind of world is this that does nothing apart from holding conferences when hospitals are being pounded, the bodies of small children are being pulled from bombed-out buildings while wounded …

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Transformational times for Saudi, Gulf States

POSITIVE change is taking place in my part of the world and for that I am grateful to the leaderships of all GCC member countries, and especially to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for their decisive and foresighted geopolitical and economic policies. A new era …

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Barring Muslims would spell US economic disaster

Republican contenders for the White House manipulating voters’ fears for their own ends by threatening to shut America’s door to Muslim visitors while subjecting American-Muslims to intensive monitoring have failed to count the cost of such an immoral, bigoted policy. Current front-runners, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are shamefully vying …

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Time for Palestinians to choose sides

AT LAST the Arab League and the GCC have officially branded Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, a designation long overdue. Hezbollah is recognised as a mere tool in the Iranian expansionism box with no legitimate footing within the Arab world. Setting aside its bombings, killings and assassinations, it has suffocated Lebanon’s …

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Murderers not Muslims, Mr Trump

DONALD Trump, your knee-jerk reaction to the murdering scum, who slaughtered innocent people in Paris and Brussels, while understandable, has little basis in fact, while your proposals risk eliciting the opposite effect to its intended purpose. You have reiterated your call to bar Muslims from entering the US and say …

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