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UAE’s second-largest political mass trial is underway
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UAE’s second-largest political mass trial is underway

While December 2023 saw the global spotlight on Dubai for the COP28, Abu Dhabi discreetly conducted the second-largest political mass trial in the UAE’s history, known as the “UAE87” in a complete absence of media coverage. On December 7, 2023, the Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal held its first hearing of a new mass trial involving...

Culture Secretary wants new Telegraph sale investigation after corporate structure changes
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Culture Secretary wants new Telegraph sale investigation after corporate structure changes

Lucy Frazer said she is concerned about the potential influence of Abu Dhabi over The Telegraph. Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer has said she is “minded to” open a second investigation into the proposed sale of Telegraph Media Group to Abu Dhabi-backed Redbird IMI. The move was prompted by Redbird IMI making changes to the corporate structure of the potential acquiring entities...

RedBird IMI takeover of Telegraph facesfresh scrutiny over proposedstructure
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RedBird IMI takeover of Telegraph facesfresh scrutiny over proposedstructure

Abu Dhabi-backed RedBird IMI faces further regulatory scrutiny of its £600mn planned takeover of the Telegraph Media Group following UK government concerns about a proposal to overhaul its corporate structure for the business. RedBird IMI wants to create a holding company via a new English limited partnership to acquire the newspaper group, as part of...

Russian Media Outlet Reviews Russia’s 2023 Middle East Diplomacy: ‘Russia Has Become The Wisest Player In The Middle East’
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Russian Media Outlet Reviews Russia’s 2023 Middle East Diplomacy: ‘Russia Has Become The Wisest Player In The Middle East’

“The UAE Has Become Russia’s Main Trading Partner In The Arab Region” “Russia’s policy in the Middle East in 2023 was particularly active. Moscow managed to improve relations with Arab countries and Iran, strengthen dialogue with Turkey and maintain normal relations with Israel. All this was the result of strict adherence to the two diplomatic...

NEWS: ‘Greylisted’ UAE makes ‘substantial donation’ to body representing police FIUs globally
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NEWS: ‘Greylisted’ UAE makes ‘substantial donation’ to body representing police FIUs globally

By ALISHA HOULIHAN for AML Intelligence GREYLISTED UAE has made a “substantial donation” to the funding of the body representing the world’s police Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). The Egmont Group of FIUs represents most of the main FIUs and held its most recent annual conference at a glittering venue in Abu Dhabi. Today (Wed) the...

Abu Dhabi’s new spinoff raises familiar questions
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Abu Dhabi’s new spinoff raises familiar questions

International Holding Company (IHC.AD) is making headlines again. Shares in the Abu Dhabi-listed group have risen nearly 900% since 2021, giving it a market value of $245 billion, but left outside observers scratching their heads. While last week’s formation of a new spinoff called 2PointZero might seem like a way to aid transparency, it’s actually more of the same. IHC’s many...

Leader emerges for $3 billion Adnoc strategic oil project
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Leader emerges for $3 billion Adnoc strategic oil project

300 kilometre-plus west-east pipeline is crucial for Abu Dhabi as it aims to minimise security threats to emirate’s oil infrastructure. A leading international contracting giant has emerged as the potential front runner for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (Adnoc’s) much-delayed $3 billion project involving the strategic west-east oil pipeline from the Jabel Dhanna port in...