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Celebrating ten years of exceptional rule

The day 4 January 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s accession to Ruler of Dubai. It is a day for celebration and giving thanks. This is an opportunity for Emiratis to express their appreciation for an exceptional ruler, who has not only fulfilled his roles as Vice-President and Prime Minister …

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Gulf alliances: Regional states hedge their bets

By James M. Dorsey The current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, designed to prevent Iranian-backed forces from gaining power, symbolises the Gulf’s new assertiveness. This is unfolding as the various Gulf states seek to hedge their bets with different strategies that complement rather than replace the regional US security umbrella. Qatar, this month, signed a military …

Daily News Egypt

Yemen: Decisive storm or divisive storm?

By Waleed R. Derhem Ten days into the beginning of “Decisive Storm”, and we are still divided on who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. Led by Saudi Arabia, the coalition forces continue to strike the military facilities and the strategic locations under the control of the Houthis, and will continue to …

Daily News Egypt