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IMF and World Bank, wolves in sheep’s clothing
For years the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pressing Gulf States to apply Value Added Tax (VAT) on consumer goods and services, ostensibly to strengthen fiscal budgets. It appears that...
Why I admire the President of the United States of America
Despite Donald Trump’s presidency having been weighted down by controversy, it is undeniable that he has delivered on most of his promises to the American people.
Khalaf Al Habtoor Addresses Global Leaders at the 27th Annual Arab-US...
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group addressed hundreds of global leaders at the 27th annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference held at Ronald Reagan Building and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Beware Iran’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...
Egypt’s future rests on its people’s shoulders
Unlike several of its neighbours, the Arab World’s most populous nation has thankfully succeeded in regaining its political, security and social equilibrium following years of turmoil
Iran’s declaration of war must not go unanswered
The pretence has ended. The gloves are off. Iran’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 Iran!
Iran’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...
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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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