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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...
‘Peace to Prosperity’ workshop deserves a chance
The Palestinian Authority and all Palestinian factions have rejected any participation in the upcoming US-Bahraini sponsored economic peace conference to be held in Manama on 25 and 26 June to be...
Trump’s Twitter feed is a magnet for bigots
Just as I was beginning to admire Donald Trump, the President of the United States for building one of the healthiest US economies in living history and for his uncompromising stance against the...
Tribute to Saudi Arabia’s great reformer
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is truly blessed to be led by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, an exceptionally wise and generous monarch.
Who or what drives this media feeding frenzy?
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is still under investigation but the international media acted as prosecutor, judge and jury from day one pointing fingers at the...
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...
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,...
Minds distorted by neo-liberal values
I am a great believer in personal freedom. I have never sought to impose my beliefs on anyone else and my philosophy has always been ‘Live and let live’. What people do in the privacy of their own...
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 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...
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...
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...
Tackling poverty should be a burning issue
It is a great shame that advocates for almost 1.3 billion of the world’s population suffering from extreme poverty often meet with deaf ears. There is much ado about terrorism, and rightly so, but...
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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
Putin’s leadership qualities outshine Obama’s
Their pain is our shame
Trump’s dangerous policies imperil our world
It's time the Lebanese removed their shackles
Ignore Trump’s bigotry at your peril!
The West isn’t duty-bound to solve Arab problems
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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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