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How Lebanon should be re-born post-Hezbollah
Nothing lasts forever and I instinctively believe that Iran’s bought-and paid-for proxy that dominates every aspect of Lebanese politics and day-to-day life will soon be an irrelevant has-been.
Lebanon poised to open a new chapter
Those of us who have a deep abiding love for Lebanon are devastated watching this amazing country blessed with so many of God’s gifts fall to its knees, especially because Lebanon’s descent into...
My message to Lebanon’s finest
Lebanon has always been close to my heart and today I am proud to stand with the Lebanese protesting against the criminal political class which has bled the country’s coffers and stifled...
The tragic disintegration of Lebanon
I still retain wonderful memories of Lebanon as it once was. Dubbed ‘the Switzerland of the Middle East’ during the early 1970s, it was the most glamorous and exhilarating country in the region...
Wanted! A new crop of Lebanese Sunni politicians
There was a time when I considered Beirut as my second home. It was one of my favourite vacation destinations, and I was more than happy to invest heavily in a place I believed had enormous potential.
Hezbollah’s accomplices deserve terrorist 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...
Dear Lebanon, do not give up
The international community has turned a blind eye to Iran’s domination of Lebanon. Pleas for help to rid this Arab country of an armed militia under Tehran’s orders have gone unheard because world...
Lebanon exposed as an Iranian satellite
How much longer will we fool ourselves that Lebanon’s loyalties rest with the Arab World? During a recent Arab League emergency meeting of foreign ministers, called by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to...
Forgiveness is strength
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong,” wrote one of the 20th century’s wisest men, Mahatma Gandhi. The British ruled his country with an iron hand and stripped it...
Nasrallah opens his Iranian playbook
During his recent visit to Lebanon to hold talks with government officials, the US Deputy Secretary-of-State Antony Blinken found Hezbollah’s policies perplexing. “If I am Lebanese and I want my...
The West’s flirtation with terrorists is a poor joke
The US and its European allegedly out to destroy Daesh and topple the Assad regime are losing credibility. It appears their sophisticated surveillance apparatus is unable to track long columns of...
Lebanon's Sunnis must refuse marginalisation
Lebanese politicians invariably cite “Sunni moderation” when they characterise Sunnis, who make up 28 per cent of the country’s population, in terms of their political stances, societal behaviour...
It's time the Lebanese removed their shackles
When the news broke that Lebanon’s head of internal Intelligence Wissam Al-Hassan and eight others had been killed by a car bomb in a residential area of Beirut on Friday morning, I was angry and...
Public feuding harms Lebanon’s growth
I never cease to be amazed at the ability of the Lebanese to bounce back swiftly from crises that would hamper the progress of most other countries for decades. Civil war, invasions, conflicts and...
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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Publications
This is the official website for UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. You will find candid articles written by the outspoken entrepreneur and philanthropist on topics that matter most to the region. Al Habtoor voices his hopes and concerns for key issues impacting the world – including realistic solutions for a peaceful co-existence in some of the most troubled regions. He also provides sound advice to world leaders to help make the world a better place.
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