Wednesday , January 24 2018

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

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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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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