United Arab Emirates

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Gulf royals own more than £1bn of UK property via tax havens
New government register shows how offshore jurisdictions used for ownership of nearly 200 properties including hotels and country estates

Rob Davies

28, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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‘Ridiculous’: Greta Thunberg blasts decision to let UAE oil boss chair climate talks
Climate activist at Davos says lobbyists have been influencing conferences ‘since forever’

Graeme Wearden in Davos

19, Jan, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Let’s face reality. Fossil fuel interests have destroyed the Cops – we need something new | Bill McGuire
It beggars belief that the UN thought it a good idea to allow an authoritarian petro-state to host the already compromised summit, says Bill McGuire, professor emeritus of climate hazards

Bill McGuire

16, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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UAE’s Cop28 president will keep role as head of national oil company
Campaigners warn ‘breathtaking conflict of interest’ could jeopardise climate negotiating process

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

13, Jan, 2023 @8:47 AM

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UAE to launch Cop28 presidency with oil boss tipped for leading role
Sultan Al Jaber, chief of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, expected to be named president of global climate talks

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

11, Jan, 2023 @5:17 PM

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UAE to deport Egyptian-American activist who called for Cop27 protests
Arrest of Sherif Osman while visiting family in Dubai raises fears for activists at Cop28 climate conference

Ruth Michaelson

21, Dec, 2022 @11:26 AM

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Italian trapped in UAE embassy pleads with Giorgia Meloni to get him home
Andrea Costantino says he has been in tiny room since release from prison on ‘totally unfounded’ charges of funding terrorism

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

11, Dec, 2022 @11:50 AM

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The Guardian view on Modi’s India: the danger of exporting Hindu chauvinism | Editorial
Editorial: New Delhi’s foreign policy won’t be insulated from its domestic politics, which demonise India’s 200 million Muslims


27, Nov, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Row breaks out over favourite for EU’s first ever special envoy to Gulf
Critics say former Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio lacks experience and has poor record in Gulf relations

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

24, Nov, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Fears over oil producers’ influence with UAE as next host of Cop climate talks
More than 630 fossil fuel lobbyists attended Cop27, and the Emirates, where Cop28 will be held, is a major oil and gas exporter

Fiona Harvey in Sharm el-Sheikh and Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

22, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Cop27’s outcome: a real achievement, but too far to go | Editorial
Editorial: The creation of a loss and damage fund is a milestone, but a 1.5C limit to the global temperature rise looks even further out of reach


20, Nov, 2022 @6:30 PM

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UAE using role as Cop28 host to lobby on its climate reputation
Gulf petrostate hired PR firms to stress its part in next year’s climate summit before this year’s had begun

Ruth Michaelson and Patrick Greenfield

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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