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Thursday , November 15 2018

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

‘Patience’ has limits

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan spoke the truth when he placed Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilisation) militias (along with Badr Corps, Hezbollah and the Abbas Brigade fighting in Syria) in the same terrorist camp as the Islamic State and the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front. They are all driven …

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Hezbollah uses Palestine

HEZBOLLAH’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah uses every trick in the book in an effort to cement his militia’s credibility within the Sunni Arab world and to justify its existence. His speeches are deliberately crafted to con Arabs specifically Palestinians, into thinking he is the hero who will defend Jerusalem and …

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Lebanon … don’t give up

THE international community has turned a blind eye to Iran’s domination of Lebanon. Pleas for help to rid this Arab country of an armed militia under Tehran’s orders have gone unheard because world powers do not consider this small Mediterranean country has sufficient strategic significance to warrant military involvement. Adding …

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Western powers kowtow to Iran

IRAN’s treasury is overflowing. President Hassan Rouhani, touring European capitals on a shopping spree, is being treated like royalty. Italy was so keen not to offend the sensitivities of their guest that white panels were placed around ancient statues in a museum and was rewarded for its hospitality with deals …

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Obama mistake has dire repercussions

THE deed has been done. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s compliance with its obligations under the nuclear deal, the key to the lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions. Iran’s parliamentarians are hugging one another; most US Republican lawmakers are highly sceptical if not downright enraged at what they …

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A disciplined society is prosperous

SPAIN is still the butt of jokes over its ‘manyana’ (tomorrow) work ethic, which remains a contributing factor towards the country’s sluggish economy. Latin Americans will often say they work to live rather than live to work, which may sound like a positive philosophy until workers begin being laid-off and …

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Lebanon exposed

HOW much longer will we fool ourselves that Lebanon’s loyalties rest with the Arab World? During a recent Arab League emergency meeting of foreign ministers, called by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss measures to be taken in answer to Iran’s “terrorist acts” and its aggression against Saudi Arabia, …

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Saudi, a target of hypocrisy, double standards

TO my astonishment and dismay Western powers, human rights groups and international institutions have ganged-up against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alleging ‘human rights abuses’ over its execution of 47 terrorists, tried and sentenced for their crimes following lengthy transparent trials. Rather than salute the Kingdom for its policy of …

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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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