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A brave new dawn in Arab-Israeli relations

  • One of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s many pearls of wisdom was: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” After 18 years of incarceration on Robben Island, Mandela understood that violence against a militar...
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Farewell to the emir of Kuwait, an Arab patriot and peacemaker

  • Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C., U.S., Sept. 7, 2017. (Reuters) A distinguished leader who won the respect of the international community and the love of his people has been summoned to heaven at the grea...
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The tragic disintegration of Lebanon

  • Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri attends the UAE-Lebanon Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi. (Reuters) 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...
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The IMF and World Bank — wolves in sheep’s clothing

  • A participant stands near the IMF logo at the International Monetary Fund / World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. (Reuters) For years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pressing Gulf states to apply value-added tax (VAT) on consumer goods and s...
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‘Peace to Prosperity’ workshop deserves a chance

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AP Photo) 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 attended by representatives from all...
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Who or what drives this media feeding frenzy?

  • The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is still under investigation, but the international media has acted as prosecutor, judge and jury from day one, pointing fingers at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. So-called analysts and opinion writers clamor to voice libelous allegations un...
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Dangerous US policies which will imperil our world

  • Through its own actions, the US has diminished its status as leader of the free world and eliminated itself as an honest broker. America’s allies and adversaries are appalled by the recent decision to throw a grenade into the Middle East by unilaterally declaring Jerusalem the capital of the...
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US Embassy move is a betrayal

  • Almost all of America’s closest allies had cautioned US President Donald Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, warning of potentially grave repercussions. France, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Turkey have all urged him to reconsider. Senior US officials are said to...
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A window has opened for Middle East peace — let’s grab the chance

  • The human race is gifted with an amazing capacity for problem solving. With God’s will there is nothing we cannot achieve. Scientists have cured illnesses that used to be death sentences. We take for granted that we can turn wind and sun into electricity and sea into drinking water, and hold face...
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Qatar: Architect of its own isolation

  • This is one of the saddest days since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was formed. I never imagined that a brotherly country, a neighbor with which we in the UAE share ties of blood, would act against us behind the curtain by supporting terrorist groups that threaten us, all while getting cos...
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