Opinion

Obama’s anti-Arab views confirm suspicions

JEFFREY Goldberg’s appraisal of the ‘The Obama doctrine’, that has caused a furore in response to the President’s scathing views on America’s Arab allies, has done us a favour. Now we know beyond question where we stand in the US global pecking order, which appears to be way down the …

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Country of the future – Invest in world of food, water

PART of success lies in preparing for the worst and the ability to think in advance, which makes it possible for the future to be visualized according to expectations based on scientific, economic and political studies. If education and health are the needs of an ordinary citizen, then planning, politics …

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Up security sweeps against law violators

Arab Times March 13’s issue carried the following piece of interesting news: “in less than 10 minutes, the Friday Market, which normally attracts crowds of shoppers from ‘dawn to dusk’ wore an abandoned look this weekend.” The reason behind the abandonment of the Friday market was due to a surprise …

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Your Highness … this is not the way to go

YOUR Highness Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, it is not a secret that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an economic locomotive not only for Arabs in general, but also for GCC countries in particular. Accordingly, anything that happens in the Kingdom directly affects the Gulf and …

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Obama deserves Mullah ‘Award … for Terrorism’

  WE do not need to go through what Jeffrey Goldberg has published about the ‘Obama creed’ to understand what the US president — who is spending his last year at the White House — thinks. We understood his corrupt dogma from the stand he has taken and the speeches …

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Welcome … but?

  WE welcome the new amendments to the old Traffic Law as they include tougher penalties for each violation. With resentment, we witness violations being committed day and night on our ‘old’ streets. Both citizens and expatriates — men and women, veiled or unveiled — continue to commit these violations. …

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Message from East to Obama – ‘Saudis playing legitimate role’

IT SEEMS United States of America’s President Barack Obama was angered by the way the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia handles its affairs and carries its historic responsibilities to protect and govern with integrity the honor and security of the Middle East. This was evident when the Kingdom played a great …

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Reject sectarianism

THE Sykes-Picot Agreement, conceived in a backroom of Britain’s House of Commons and drafted on the back of an envelope, rearranged the borders of the Middle East separating tribal and family members. Arab countries were shared between France and the UK as though they were slices of cake. That cannot …

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UN’s Ban bias violates Moroccan sovereignty

NONE of the former United Nations (UN) secretary-generals took a biased action similar to that of incumbent Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who highlighted the Western Sahara case; regarding it as an occupied land as if he has forgotten or disregarded, or maybe, he is ignorant — it does not really matter …

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‘Don’t forgive illegal expats involved in criminal action’ – ‘MoI must step up raids’

IN less than a week, roughly between March 8-11, 2016, the Arab Times presented the following headlines in its Crime news: 1,068 referred for deportation in massive campaign on vice. A Bangladeshi held for stealing copper cables. An Asian expatriate was taken into police custody for removing his clothes in …

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