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Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor

Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor is a prominent UAE businessman and public figure. He is renowned for his views on international political affairs, his philanthropic activity, and his efforts to promote peace. He has long acted as an unofficial ambassador for his country abroad.

Twitter: @KhalafAlHabtoor

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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 to President Barack Obama, whose deal with the devil opened a window for the first time since Iran

October 30, 2016

A world leader in safety, tolerance and innovation

I am delighted and very proud that my homeland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the third safest country out of 141 countries included in a study based largely on “the costliness of common crime and violence as well as terrorism, and the ext

October 22, 2016

KSA, GCC states in transformation

Positive change is taking place in our 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 Arab Emirates, for their decisive and foresighted geopolitical and economic policies.

April 29, 2016