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How VAT cuts can help the post-pandemic economy

  • Businesses and enterprises the world over have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Since its outbreak, the UAE has taken a series of measures to help alleviate the fallout on the economy. For businesses in the country, the hefty stimulus packages announced in 2020 amounted to hundreds of...
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The dire consequences of West’s mishandling of the pandemic

  • One of the highlights of my calendar is time spent at my home in the English countryside and in various other European countries. During my travels, I have always recharged my energy levels ready to take on every challenge life throws my way. But this year will be different. In truth, I am dee...
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Egyptians should feel proud of their nation’s achievements

  • Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, December 11, 2017. (Reuters) I have always loved Egypt and its people since my first visit to Cairo as a young and impressionable man coming from what was then a small coastal town called Dubai. In ...
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New UAE wealth management law a welcome game changer

  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, in Riyadh, November 10, 2015. (Reuters) As the founder and chairman of a family business, I heartily welcome the decision taken last week by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-M...
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How Lebanon should be reborn post-Hezbollah

  • A Lebanese protester holds a placard in front of Mohammad Al-Amin mosque during a demonstration in central Beirut, on June 6, 2020. (AFP) Nothing lasts forever, and I instinctively believe that Iran’s bought-and-paid-for proxy that dominates every aspect of Lebanese politics and ...
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‘Father of Dubai’ taught us to hold our heads high

  • Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al-Maktoum at the inauguration of Dubai Museum in May of 1971. (Supplied) It has been 30 years since the “Father of Dubai,” Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, bade us farewell. His passing on Oct. 7, 1990, hit me hard. That day was only the second ti...
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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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A fiasco fit for low-budget reality TV

  • President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden clashed repeatedly in the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. (Reuters) What on earth has happened to the planet’s bastion of democracy, a nation highly respected for its rule of law, civil liberties and a co...
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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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‘Circle of peace’ can heal our troubled region

  • Bahrain’s FM Abdullatif Al Zayani, Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE FM Abdullah bin Zayed with Donald Trump at the signing of the Abraham Accords. (Reuters) Congratulations to the peoples of the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, who, following Tuesday’s historic signing of the Abraham Accords i...
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