United Arab Emirates

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Interpol’s president: alleged torturer rises as symbol of UAE soft power
Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi’s election has raised concerns about human rights and the surveillance state

Ruth Michaelson

25, Nov, 2021 @6:40 PM

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‘He is responsible for torture’: nominee for Interpol chief accused by detained Britons
An academic and a football fan who were held in the United Arab Emirates claim Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi oversaw physical abuse

Ruth Michaelson

20, Nov, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Work on ‘Chinese military base’ in UAE abandoned after US intervenes – report
Satellite images reportedly detected construction of secret facility at Khalifa port amid growing US-China rivalry

Julian Borger in Washington

19, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Slow burn: inside the 5 November Guardian Weekly
Can the Middle East wean itself off oil? Plus: the return of Abba

Graham Snowdon

03, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Apocalypse soon’: reluctant Middle East forced to open eyes to climate crisis
With the region warming twice as fast as the rest of the world but oil spoils keeping regimes in power, leaders are in a bind

Patrick Wintour

29, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lawyers to submit Yemen war crimes dossier to UK police
Key figures in Saudi Arabia and UAE accused of crimes against humanity include investors in Britain

Dan Sabbagh

20, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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How to live with Covid? Vaccinate, open gradually and keep some public health measures | Alexandra Martiniuk
Countries doing ‘well’ have phased re-openings with high vaccination rates, including in teens. Australia should take note

Alexandra Martiniuk

15, Oct, 2021 @5:29 AM

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Cambridge University halts £400m deal with UAE over Pegasus spyware claims
Exclusive: UK institution was in line for huge donation but has paused talks due to concerns Gulf state used hacking software

Richard Adams, Georgia Goble and Nick Bartlett

14, Oct, 2021 @7:44 PM

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British football coach sentenced to 25 years’ jail in Dubai over CBD vape liquid
Billy Hood’s family and campaign group Detained in Dubai working to appeal against convictions

Rachel Hall

13, Oct, 2021 @3:26 PM

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UK journalist wins £80k damages after being hired ‘to smear’ UAE and Egypt critics
Exclusive: Jane Cahane duped into joining website which turned out to be propaganda vehicle, high court hears

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @9:51 AM

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NSO Pegasus spyware can no longer target UK phone numbers
Israeli maker of surveillance software blocked +44 code after discovering hack against Princess Haya, source says

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

08, Oct, 2021 @5:53 PM

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