Thursday , February 22 2018

Opinion

In defense of Turkey’s ME role

I have read in dismay the article entitled “Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response” by Mr Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor (UAE Businessman) published in your daily on 31 December 2017. The article is replete with factual errors, preposterous accusations and poisonous rhetoric about my country Turkey and our leaders. I …

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Iran ‘no Gaza, no Lebanon’ demos shake delusional empire

A MONTH from today, Iran will mark the 39th anniversary of the well-organized return of Khomeini to Tehran after the toppling of Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi. From 1979 until today, Iranians have been paying a heavy price for the revolution which was adorned to appear to bring justice and lift …

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A woman worth a thousand men

THE first one is 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi. The entire world witnessed with their eyes and ears the practices of Israel’s apartheid occupying authority while handling this unarmed blonde girl. I was shocked by the image of Ahed Tamimi who was surrounded by about 13 Israeli policewomen and policemen. …

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Hunger, poverty revolution threaten thrones of turbaned Shahs

WHEN the Khomeini Revolution started in 1979, the rate of youths in the revolution was about 55 percent of the population. At the time, the strength of the revolution, which the new movement of turbaned Shah referred to as ‘cassette revolution’, depended on youths. They deposed the Shah, Muhammad Reza …

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Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response

Understanding the egomaniacal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regional ambitions needs no mind reader. For years, he has sought to meddle in Arab affairs, at times pretending to be a friend and, at others, openly hostile. His end game is now crystal clear. President Erdogan hopes to recreate the Ottoman …

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Pardon us for ‘haters of fun’

I WAS glad to read an article in last Thursday’s Al-Qabas daily newspaper written by columnist Dala’ Al-Mufti about the lack of fun and rejoicing in our ‘Eid’ celebrations nowadays. Instead, fun and rejoicing stormed the celebrations of others, especially our Christian brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, the article is hundred …

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Reveal your actual appearance to your fiance or face divorce later

Can a man file for divorce if he finds out how his wife looks like without makeup after getting married!? How far could makeup hide the actual appearance of someone? Social media revealed not only the enormous quantity of makeup and cosmetics that most women around the world use, but …

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Arabs losing ‘nos’ from Khartoum to Sochi

IS IT coincidence that the bearer of the rhetoric, “No to al-Assad in Syria’s future,” is the brother of the Syrian foreign affairs minister during the defeat in June 1967? Is it coincidence that the bearer of three ‘nos’ at the 1967 Arab League Summit in Khartoum is the one …

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Things which make one proud

When the late Saud Al-Dosari, the presenter of MBC program ‘Turning Point’ asked me what was the most important turning point in my life, I replied it was a day at the Gulf Bank in the mid- 1960s. I found myself in an totally different environment. The discipline within the …

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‘Wasted food’ could feed the world three times over

■ Food wasted in the Europe and the US alone could feed everyone in the world three times over. ■ Th e food wasted in the US accounts for 25% of country’s water usage. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, every year one-third of all …

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