UAE is the Arab World’s Most Prosperous Country

UAE is the Arab World’s Most Prosperous Country

UAE is the Arab World’s Most Prosperous Country The UAE came 39th out of 149 countries worldwide in the index that measures economic quality, business environment, governance, and more. The UAE has retained its position as the Arab world’s most prosperous country, according to the latest prosperity index by the Legatum Institute. The study also […]

In The Middle East President Trump Has Made ‘America Great Again’

In The Middle East President Trump Has Made ‘America Great Again’

Arab States Take President Trump Very Seriously This could not have happened if Donald Trump was not in The Oval Office The Big Q: Why is this so avidly overlooked by the liberal and leftist media? As an Arab and a Muslim, I could authoritatively confirm Arab states are now taking the US very seriously. This […]

Current Measures Against Qatar are Being Kept in Place

Current Measures Against Qatar are Being Kept in Place

Current Measures Against Qatar are Being Kept in Place Four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar are refraining for now from imposing more punitive measures against the Gulf state. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain met in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, Sunday to discuss the nearly 8-week-old crisis. […]

President Trump Is Driving Israel and the Palestinians into Peace Talks

President Trump Is Driving Israel and the Palestinians into Peace Talks

President Trump Is Driving Israel and the Palestinians into Peace Talks President Donald Trump has clearly seized on good relations with Riyadh, Cairo and Abu Dhabi as a lever for pushing Israel and the Palestinians into peace talks. US President Donald Trump’s goal of generating a rapid improvement of Israel’s ties with the Arab world, […]

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness The decision by some Persian Gulf and Arab nations to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar is indicative of the deep crisis brewing in the region over the lack of real Sunni leadership. This situation could represent an opportunity for Israel if it treads lightly. The decision by Saudi Arabia, […]

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned Gulf Arab nations have put 12 organizations and 59 people that are associated with energy rich Qatar on a terror sanctions list. The move, announced Friday, is the latest development in the ongoing rift between Qatar and Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab […]

Iran’s Election Signals Reset with the Rest of the World

Iran’s Election Signals Reset with the Rest of the World

Iran’s Election Signals Reset with the Rest of the World Sunday, a senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said the re-election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could be a chance for Tehran to reset “its troubled relations” with its neighbors and the world. Relations between Gulf Arab states (GCC), including the UAE, have been […]

How GCC Family Philanthropy Creates a Lasting Impact

How GCC Family Philanthropy Creates a Lasting Impact

How GCC Family Philanthropy Creates a Lasting Impact Ramy Sfeir examines the ways family businesses can make a difference to their communities Family businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are major forces in regional philanthropy, supporting a wide range of causes. And as they undergo important internal changes, with new generations taking control, these […]

GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit

GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit

GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit Trade between Britain and the GCC totals about $37.5-B annually Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, officials said Monday. Britain cannot formally […]

Dubai is Becoming a World Class Retail Capital

Dubai is Becoming a World Class Retail Capital

Dubai is Becoming a World Class Retail Capital High-profile investments and the introduction of “Vogue” Arabia are just the beginning When Condé Nast International announced last July that it was set to launch Vogue Arabia, the news took off. The magazine, created in partnership with Dubai-based media company Nervora, marks one of the publisher’s earliest […]

US President Donald Trump’s Immigration Halt Hailed in Middle East

US President Donald Trump’s Immigration Halt Hailed in Middle East

 US President Donald Trump’s Immigration Halt Hailed in Middle East The US President’s measure has had precisely the result he intended, giving succour to those engaged in an existential war against jihadist elements Critics of President Trump’s temporary travel ban on seven Muslim nations should remember the Chinese proverb, “Kill the chicken and let the […]

US President Donald Trump Vs The State Department

US President Donald Trump Vs The State Department

US President Donald Trump Vs The State Department In order to avoid the failed Middle East track record of all US Presidents since Y 1948, President Donald Trump should refrain from the systematic errors committed by his predecessors. They were misguided by the political correctness and conventional wisdom of the State Department, which courted Saddam […]

Barack Hussein Obama: Arab-American, just 6.25% African

Barack Hussein Obama: Arab-American, just 6.25% African

Barack Hussein Obama: Arab-American, just 6.25% African Barack Hussein Obama is not half Black. He is be the 1st Arab-American President, not the 1st Black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya, […]

The Growing Regional Power of the United Arab Emirates  

The Growing Regional Power of the United Arab Emirates  

The Growing Regional Power of the United Arab Emirates In recent years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has positioned itself as a Key player in the processes shaping the region (GCC). After dealing with potential threats at home, the federation took a leading role in contending with some of the political, economic, and military challenges […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Launch its 1st UAE Office in Dubai this Year

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Launch its 1st UAE Office in Dubai this Year

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Launch its 1st UAE Office in Dubai this Year $BID Sotheby’s, which has offices in Doha, Istanbul, Egypt, Lebanon and Mumbai, is hiring staff for its office in Dubai International auction house Sotheby’s plans to open its 1st gallery in Dubai as part of efforts to capitalize on demand for Middle Eastern […]