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It is our disease and we must cure it

By Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor Enough sitting around hoping for miracles! Enough waiting for the United States or its Western allies to cleanse the Arab world from the growing cancer of terrorism! Are Arab countries waiting until ‘Islamic State’ fighters knock down their citizens’ doors in what still remains of Arab-controlled territories before acting in a …

Daily News Egypt

Relying on the US for security is a mistake

By Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor At a passing glance, President Barack Obama’s meetings with the leaders of the Arab Gulf states have borne fruit in terms of furthering mutual respect and as a building block to closer cooperation. But when one digs beneath the flimflam and the verbal pledges – with the exception of a joint …

Daily News Egypt

Erdogan doesn’t deserve a Saudi red carpet

By Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor On Saturday, the Turkish President, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, is scheduled to begin a four-day visit to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with King Salman, who recently acceded to the throne following the passing of King Abdullah. There has been a flurry of media speculation that Saudi foreign policy could see …

Daily News Egypt

The fine line between freedom and anarchy

By Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor The year 2011 will forever be known as the year of revolt; I just pray that it doesn’t become the century’s most revolting. There are so many revolutions and civil uprisings it’s almost impossible to keep up with them all. And they’re not confined to the Arab world either. The …


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