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Putin henchmen and their Dubious Dubai Connections. The case of Chechen strong man Ramazan Kadyrov
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Putin henchmen and their Dubious Dubai Connections. The case of Chechen strong man Ramazan Kadyrov

As the glittering skyscrapers of Dubai continue rising ever higher, new evidence shows this glitzy emirate has also constructed a massive offshore haven enabling some of the world’s most repressive regimes and drug cartels to shield wealth and escape consequences for human rights abuses. An in-depth investigation drawing on leaked property records and intelligence sources...

‘A gift to Moscow’: dismay as NYPD takes part in UAE Swat games with Chechnya and Belarus
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‘A gift to Moscow’: dismay as NYPD takes part in UAE Swat games with Chechnya and Belarus

Led out by a beaming Adam Kadyrov, the son of the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, a group of muscular men sporting black beards strode on to the brightly illuminated stage in Dubai last week to receive gold medals and a $5,000 (£3,960) cheque. The men were members of the notorious Chechen Akhmat Kadyrov special police regiment, a group...

Davies: Pass FEND Off Fentanyl to fight opioid crisis
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Davies: Pass FEND Off Fentanyl to fight opioid crisis

As the U.S. opioid crisis spirals further out of control, and threatens to engulf Europe, the U.S. government has been scrambling in recent weeks for solutions. Some are sensible, if misguided, such as the Biden administration’s “fentanyl strike force” within the Treasury Department to aggressively scrutinize the finances of suspected narcotics dealers. Others, such as...

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...

Far more fossil fuel employees present at UN climate talks in Dubai than year before, report finds
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Far more fossil fuel employees present at UN climate talks in Dubai than year before, report finds

The companies represented say they should be at the climate talks as they are responsible for the bulk of fossil fuel emissions At least 1,300 employees of organizations representing fossil fuel interests registered to attend this year’s United Nations climate talks in Dubai, more than three times the number found in an Associated Press analysis of...

Smog obscures Dubai skyline on ‘Health’ day at COP28 climate summit
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Smog obscures Dubai skyline on ‘Health’ day at COP28 climate summit

Dubai’s glitzy skyline was obscured by a blanket of smog rated as “unhealthy” on Sunday as thousands of delegates attended the fourth day of the COP28 summit, which was designated as “health” day and where topics of discussion include air quality and the unhealthy affects of climate change.  Police said about 20,000 people protested in the...

‘DON’T BE NAIVE LIKE I WAS’: UK ACADEMIC ADVISES COP28 ATTENDERS TO STAY SAFE
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‘DON’T BE NAIVE LIKE I WAS’: UK ACADEMIC ADVISES COP28 ATTENDERS TO STAY SAFE

Matthew Hedges, tortured in UAE in 2018, tells reporters and activists to take clean phones and watch who they deal with. Journalists and campaigners attending the Cop28 climate conference in Dubai should “not be naive” and take steps to protect their physical and digital security, a British academic who was tortured in the summit’s host country has...