United Arab Emirates

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UAE telecoms group confirms £3.3bn raid on Vodafone
State-controlled e&, formerly known as Etisalat, is now UK mobile phone company’s biggest shareholder

Sarah Butler

15, May, 2022 @3:16 PM

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Two Britons testify against Interpol chief in UAE torture claim
Matthew Hedges and Ali Issa Ahmad allege Ahmed Naser al-Raisi was responsible for abuse in detention

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul and Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

11, May, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Private equity executive sought to undermine NSO critics, data suggests
Information released under data protection laws sheds light on apparent effort to undermine Canadian research group Citizen Lab

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Harry Davies

28, Apr, 2022 @11:37 AM

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Boris Johnson must pay attention to basic cybersecurity rules, says security adviser
Peter Ricketts’ warning comes as UAE accused of using Pegasus spyware to hack into mobile phone at Downing Street

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Apr, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Leaked emails reveal Manchester City received payments from Abu Dhabi
Manchester City allegedly liaised with a government agency in the Gulf State over payments and are under Premier League investigation for potential rule-breaking including paying fees for underage players

Paul MacInnes

07, Apr, 2022 @7:28 PM

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Biden rebuffed as US relations with Saudi Arabia and UAE hit new low
Analysis: As oil prices – and diplomatic tensions – rise, two of the biggest US allies are questioning the basis of their relationship

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

03, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UN donor conference falls billions short of $4.4bn target to help Afghanistan
Conference raises only $2.44bn as Russian foreign minister says west is responsible for country’s humanitarian crisis

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

31, Mar, 2022 @7:09 PM

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Jets linked to Russian oligarchs appear to have kept flying despite sanctions
Exclusive: Guardian data investigation finds flurry of movement after invasion of Ukraine, with many flights to UAE

Pamela Duncan, David Blood, Niamh McIntyre, Rob Davies and Karina Shedrofsky

31, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions
Roman Abramovich said to be among those looking for a luxury base in the UAE, which is unafraid to snub the west

Martin Chulov in Dubai and Joanna Partridge

26, Mar, 2022 @5:49 PM

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Russia’s invasion crystallises divide between west and rest of world
Ukraine crisis is uniting democracies in Europe and Pacific but complicating relationships with China, India and Gulf states

Julian Borger

26, Mar, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Spain’s former king can face trial in UK over harassment claims, court rules
English court finds Juan Carlos does not have immunity in case brought by ex-lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

Sam Jones in Madrid

24, Mar, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Dubai ruler to have no direct contact with two children after UK court battle
Sheikh Mohammed’s ex-wife Princess Haya granted responsibility for decisions on their children’s medical care and schooling

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

24, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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