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Embrace Qatar or no Camp David summit, says Trump
It appears that US President Donald Trump’s invitation to Gulf heads of state to his Camp David retreat to resolve differences between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with...
Gulf allies lack media clout in the US
I recently flew home from one of my regular visits to the most powerful nation on the planet, the United States, a country with some of the greatest people anywhere. I am always made welcome and...
Our enemy’s friend is not ours
Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke to truth when he said, “America has no permanent friends, only interests”.
No chink in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the UAE
The two countries forming the solid backbone of our region in turmoil are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose leaders have consistently displayed great strength, wisdom...
This fiendish new Turkish-led alliance requires an assertive response
Understanding the egomaniacal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s regional ambitions needs no mind reader. For years, he has sought to meddle in Arab affairs, at times pretending to be a friend...
Trump’s dangerous policies imperil our world
Through his own actions, United States President Donald Trump has diminished his status as Leader of the Free World and eliminated himself as an honest broker. America’s allies and adversaries are...
Trump’s greatest betrayal has dire consequences
Almost all America’s closest allies have cautioned US President Donald Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital warning of potentially grave repercussions. France, the United Kingdom,...
A window for Middle East peace has opened. Let’s grab it!
The human race has been gifted with an amazing capacity for problem-solving. With God’s will there is nothing we cannot achieve. Scientists have cured illnesses that used to be death sentences.
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...
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