Opinion

Ravens of misfortune, agents of calamity

JOHA, a folkloric comic character, was one day visiting a neighboring country with his son. Father and son were seen riding on the back of a donkey with their luggage. As they continued on their journey, people began to laugh because they had no regard for the donkey. Some of …

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Beware of Iran ‘Trojan horses’

  WHEN the issue is about the national security of any country, there is no room for tradeoff between emotional disposition and national position — because it is punishable by law for the former to supersede the latter as such an act weakens morale of the people. When the GCC …

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‘Europe needs to separate fake from genuine asylum-seekers’

MARCH 6, 2016, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Union, warned “economic migrants not to even attempt to come to Europe.” He “implored economic migrants — those travelling to a better way of life rather than because their lives are in danger — not to come to the region …

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Hezbollah accomplices deserve ‘terror’ branding

ANY armed group holding a country hostage on behalf of a foreign state is a traitorous terrorist militia, not a resistance and certainly not a legitimate political party, as Hezbollah has always claimed. Its tentacles stretching from Tehran has rendered Lebanon a failed state posing a threat to the region. …

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Egypt … and orphans of Hassan El-Banna

IT seems the British columnist David Hirst’s stay in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, has affected his vision of facts and reality because he has started using the same random method that some Arabs use to mislead the public. After writing a series of fierce analyses concerning a number …

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‘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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From storm to thunder, decisiveness continues

THE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have decisively announced the listing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. In spite of the fact that this step should have been taken when the group started interfering with our internal affairs — through provocations or destructive operations — it is better late than …

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‘We entreat Almighty Allah to empower them over you’

IT IS not a secret that some people among us do not hide their reticent admiration for the heinous crimes committed by DAESH in the name of Islam, which has nothing to do with such crimes in Libya, Syria and Iraq. The number of those silently admiring DAESH are double …

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Iran in front of wind of change

PRELIMINARY results of the Iranian elections depicted features of the coming phase, as majority of the nation declared their intention in terms of rejecting radicals who hold on to the country and drag it into the adventures of their frivolous wars. These radicals have been depleting a big percentage of …

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‘European nations must put a cap on incoming refugees’ – ‘Cultural, economic problems feared’

According to a recent report by The Washington Post “Greece on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Austria for consultations, escalating a diplomatic war in Europe over how to handle a record influx of migrants from the war-torn Middle East and beyond” (Feb 25 2016). The escalating problem of the influx …

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