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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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UAE economy set to be a regional outperformer
Issue 134
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
At a time of global geopolitical uncertainty fuelled by Brexit’s potential domino effect on the European Union’s cohesiveness, the feebleness of Italian...Read more
A warm welcome for the Saudi monarch
Issue 134
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
The surprise visit of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz to the Emirates on the occasion of our 45th National Day is a...Read more
Gulf States are the Arab nation’s backbone
Issue 134
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
In truth, I cannot help thinking there is an architect with a plan to weaken Egypt and create distance between Egyptians and the peoples of the Arabian...Read more
Russia and its dubious friends deserve to be frozen out
Issue 134
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
Russia is on a roll. Vladimir Putin has displayed anguish over the break up of the Soviet Union and now he is intent on getting as many states as he can...Read more
Tears alone cannot wash away Syria’s wounds
Issue 134
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
This is my message to world powers and all Arab states. How much more must the Syrian people suffer before you choose to take action? How much longer will...Read more
Obama’s perfidious parting gift to Iran
Issue 134
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
President Barack Obama’s emotional farewell speech before a crowd of thousands was another fine example of the type of inspirational oratory that saw him...Read more
Trump policies ignite fear and loathing
Issue 134
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
Donald Trump the businessman was impressive. Reality star Trump equally so, but I fear the journey he is taking us on as President of the United States and...Read more
A world leader in safety, tolerance & innovation
Issue 133
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
I am delighted and very proud that my homeland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the third safest...Read more
Gulf economic unity is long overdue
Issue 133
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
I have been urging Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) heads of state to form an economic bloc for over a decade, and in light of increased instability the move...Read more
Disunity A grave threat to the Arab World
Issue 133
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
I have reached the conclusion that the majority of Arab States are their own worst enemy. The Arab nation of which we were once so proud has disintegrated....Read more
Armies should be tools of defence, not oppression
Issue 133
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
Armies fall into two loose categories. There are those whose prime objective is to defend their soil and people from foreign aggression and others that...Read more
President elect Trump deserves a chance
Issue 133
by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power. America has chosen and, whether one approves...Read more