Gulf Today prides itself on being a platform for local writers who through their voices have shed light on great many issues affecting the region. It is of utmost importance that local opinions be heard and Gulf Today has been at the centre of many crucial debates.
India and Pakistan have had strained relations for decades. Hostility and suspicion have scuttled every earlier attempt to usher in harmony and peace between the two sides. The cost has been too heavy for both the countries.
Every form of life on earth depends on water for subsistence. Access to water underpins public health and is critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world. Yet, World Water Day 2019, marked on March 22, passed by indistinctly without many people even realising its significance.
With the United States imposing the first new sanctions on North Korea since the second US-North Korea summit broke down last month and Pyongyang pulling out of a liaison office, the denuclearisation process seems to be rapidly sliding back to square one.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has well stated that despite the nation’s recent achievements in applying best-in-class technology and processes to deliver policy and communicate with citizens, more efforts are needed to train government employees, so that role models emerge from within the leadership ranks.
With the world attention focused on other issues, the international community has largely ignored the despair inflicted on vulnerable Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces. This is a dangerous signal, as it would only encourage Israel to continue with its rampant violations of international and humanitarian law.
The signing of a charter to establish the first Arab body for space cooperation, bringing together as many as 11 Arab states at the Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi, is an unambiguous indication that the UAE is leading the development of the Arab world’s space sector.
The UAE has been setting a model for the rest of the world on several fronts and one of the most outstanding successes has been in the field of safety and security.
In the wake of the gruesome terrorist massacre in New Zealand, which has triggered extreme grief across the world, there is a dire need for the international community to initiate more serious measures to counter Islamophobia and eliminate intolerance and violent extremism in all its forms.
Student protests seeking action on climate change have been snowballing into a vigorous global movement and world leaders better take a serious note of the burning issue. Blind denial of global warming won’t hold water any longer.
Terrorists are enemies of humanity. The mass terror shooting at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, which left a number of innocent worshippers dead and several others injured, is an abhorrent, cowardly and heinous act that confirms the dangers posed by fanatic ideology and extremism, which is not restricted to any region or religion.