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Great Britain, the extremists’ Utopia
Britons have long been known for their respect for human rights and civil liberties as well as their tolerant attitudes towards peoples of other creeds and cultures. Britain is a ‘live and let live’...
The UAE and Egypt share unbreakable bonds
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent two-day visit to Abu Dhabi to hold talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a testament to the brotherly relations between our two countries and...
The downtrodden Arabs the world ignores
If you are unaware that there are millions of Arabs subsisting in miserable conditions in the oil-and-water-rich Iranian province of Khuzestan, you can be forgiven. The shameful fact is that their...
Washington’s slap to Egypt is unfair and unwise
Egyptians saw a potential friend in the 2016 US presidential candidate Donald Trump. His win delivered hope that the frosty relationship between Cairo and Washington, triggered by the Obama...
’s dangerous Middle East creep
I do not wish to sound alarmist but after piecing the puzzle together I cannot escape the conclusion that Tehran’s mid-to-long term strategy is not only aimed at dominating the region but also...
Britain must fight fire with fire
When news of the terrorist attack in Manchester first broke, I experienced feelings of sorrow. England, where I have a country home, has always held a special place in my heart. But since soulless...
Qatar, the architect of its own isolation
This is one of the saddest days since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was formed. I never imagined that a brotherly country, a neighbour with which we in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) share ties...
’s declaration of war must not go unanswered
The pretence has ended. The gloves are off.
’s Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Hossein Dehgan, has openly threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Mecca and...
Why you should not invest in
’s President Hassan Rouhani is on a drive to attract foreign investment, which he believes is essential for economic health and job creation in a country where more than one in four young people...
Trump’s policies ignite fear and loathing
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 Leader of the Free World. And I am not...
Gulf States are the Arab nation’s backbone
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 Gulf.
Obama’s perfidious parting gift to
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 elected eight years ago as President of the...
Russia and its dubious friends deserve to be frozen out
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 back under Moscow’s wing and is out to expand...
Tears alone cannot wash away Syria’s wounds
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 you stand by watching atrocities that would...
Armies should be tools of defence, not oppression
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 prioritize defence of the leadership and state...
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America! Don't dim your inspirational light
Egypt needs ‘tough love’ to reject Iran’s overtures
GCC must react to the Pentagon’s ‘Total war on Islam’
Al Arabiya should vet its guests for brains
Their pain is our shame
It's time the Lebanese removed their shackles
Putin’s leadership qualities outshine Obama’s
The West isn’t duty-bound to solve Arab problems
Belarus is open for business
Zayed Remains the Symbol of UAE
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