Saturday , November 18 2017

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Iran’s open aggression demands harsh response

THE gloves are off. Not content with boasting that it controls certain Arab capitals and using militias to destabilise others, the Islamic Republic of Iran has passed the point of no return by directly interfering in Saudi Arabia’s internal affairs. The Kingdom is a country of laws that must be …

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Celebrating 10 yrs of exceptional rule

JANUARY 4th, 2016, marking the tenth anniversary of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s accession as Ruler of Dubai, is a day for celebration and for giving thanks. This is an opportunity for Emiratis to express their appreciation for an exceptional ruler, who has not only fulfilled his roles as Vice-President …

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Forgiveness is Strength

“THE weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong,” wrote one of the 20th century’s wisest men, Mahatma Gandhi. The British ruled his country with an iron hand and stripped it of resources for almost 90 years, but he eschewed revenge for reconciliation – as did Nelson …

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Ignore Trump’s bigotry at your peril

DONALD Trump is smashing red lines at the rate of knots and yet his popularity with Republican voters is soaring. Most polls place him way ahead with 35 percent nationwide — 19 percent higher than his closest rival. The more vulgar and offensive he is, the more the voters love …

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Saudi and UAE ‘Shield of Gulf’

OUR region is war-torn and fractured. We are facing multiple threats of multiple kinds. This is the most dangerous era I have ever lived through, surpassing the 1991 Gulf War when we came together to defeat a single enemy. While almost the entire world is shining a spotlight on the …

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‘United’ we stand, united we succeed

December 2, 1971 was much more than a simple signing of a treaty, it changed our lives forever. It broke down not only physical borders and barriers, but over time it brought the leaders of seven neighbouring states together as one body, moving in the same direction towards peace and …

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Challenge all those who distort Islam’s message

Morten Storm, the Danish co-author of “Agent Storm: My life Inside al-Qaeda and the CIA”, recently aired his anti-Islamic views on Fox News, abusing this media platform to spout blasphemous opinions. This former al-Qaeda terrorist turned double agent was radicalized in prison and was later recruited by the CIA and …

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Why has the world become so savage?

THESE days I find myself in a permanent state of shock, horror and confusion. We live in a world where human life is devalued, where barbarism, racism and bigotry are the new norm. Watching the news is depressing. Desperate people fleeing conflicts finding all doors barred. Women enslaved and abused …

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Destroy this disease

Paris is in mourning. We are all in mourning for those who thronged the glorious French capital on Friday evening little knowing it would be their last. All except the terrorists and their brain-diseased following who have taken to social media to gleefully celebrate the deaths of 129 innocent people …

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