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Wanted! A new crop of Lebanese
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.
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...
My message to Obama’s successor
I am currently travelling around the US after spending a very enlightening few days in Washington DC where I was privileged to address delegates attending the 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers...
Arabs losing ground to Iran in the lobbying stakes
The world’s greatest state sponsor of terrorism is pulling out all stops to ingratiate itself with Washington elites with an image makeover projecting their ‘peaceful’ culture - and it is all thanks...
Lebanon’s Speaker shows his true colours
Nabih Berri, head of Lebanon’s primarily Shiite Amal Movement who has served as Parliamentary Speaker since 1992, has finally confirmed what many Lebanese have long suspected. Rather than a senior...
Turkish-Russian-Iranian nexus poses a threat
The Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan, who ordered the shooting down of a Russian warplane last November and hurled volleys of insult at his Russian counterpart, now refers to President...
Who stands behind the betrayal of the Syrian people for the benefit of Assad?
I am beginning to smell something nasty being cooked-up, which if I am correct, would amount to a betrayal of the Syrian people’s aspirations and a dagger in the back of courageous Syrians who have...
Confirmed! Iraq was a war of aggression
“A broken” and “haunted” man was the Telegraph’s description of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair following the release of the Iraq War report.
Open letter to Lebanon’s Arab Shiite communities
People often question why the Arab World, in particular, is in such a mess. The fact is that so many of our problems have been triggered by the interference of foreign powers eager to dominate this...
Syria is bleeding. Where are the Arabs?
There are no words to express my fury and distress at the horrendous scenes shown on our screens. What kind of world is this that does nothing apart from holding conferences when hospitals are being...
Transformational times for Saudi and Gulf States
Positive change is taking place in my part of the world and for that I am grateful to the leaderships of all GCC member countries, and especially to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United...
Saudi must stand firm against US insults and threats
Congress is hurling daggers at Saudi Arabia, America’s staunchest Arab ally since 1933. Several presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton and her rival Bernie Sanders, have positioned their...
Time for Palestinians to choose sides
At last the Arab League and the GCC have officially branded Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, a designation long overdue. Hezbollah is recognised as a mere tool in the Iranian expansionism box...
Evil mass murderers are not Muslims, Mr Trump
Mr Donald Trump, your knee-jerk reaction to the murdering scum, who slaughtered innocent people in Paris and Brussels, while understandable, has little basis in fact, while your proposals risk...
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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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