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Foreign Office ‘trying to block’ Telegraph takeover investigation’
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Foreign Office ‘trying to block’ Telegraph takeover investigation’

The Foreign Office has been accused of attempting to block an official investigation into the takeover of The Telegraph by an Abu Dhabi-backed organisation. Lucy Frazer, the culture secretary, has said that she is minded to open a regulatory investigation into whether the bid by RedBird IMI would be against the public interest. The Telegraph...

The UAE and Wagner Paymasters Past, Present, and Future
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The UAE and Wagner Paymasters Past, Present, and Future

Belgium (Brussels Morning Newspaper) Until Yevgeny Prigozhin blinked and ordered his Wagner Group forces to turn back within 200 miles from Moscow, it looked as though Putin’s Russia had created a monster it could not control. But whatever fate awaits its hardman founder, the organisation Prigozhin built is too useful to be dispensed with entirely. Wagner’s...

From Russia with gold – UAE cashes in as sanctions bite
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From Russia with gold – UAE cashes in as sanctions bite

The United Arab Emirates has become a key trade hub for Russian gold since Western sanctions over Ukraine cut Russia’s more traditional export routes, Russian customs records show. The records, which contain details of nearly a thousand gold shipments in the year since the Ukraine war started, show the Gulf state imported 75.7 tonnes of...

Iranian Media, Politicians Continue To Slam Russia For ‘Treason’
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Iranian Media, Politicians Continue To Slam Russia For ‘Treason’

Iranian media continued criticizing Russia for questioning Iran’s ownership of three small islands in the Persian Gulf contested by the United Arab Emirates. Iranian media and social media users were deeply annoyed when Russia joined the Persian Gulf Arab states earlier this week to demand a settlement to the dispute over the ownership of the islands Iran...

In Geneva, the methods of « king of detectives » fully reveled
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In Geneva, the methods of « king of detectives » fully reveled

A data leak reveals years of special operations by the Geneva agency Alp Services on behalf of the secret services of the United Arab Emirates. This European scandal shakes the boss, Mario Brero, who has long ruled the opaque world of economic intelligence and smear operations. When hackers do marketing, this gives a mysterious PowerPoint...

Is the UAE in Control in Somalia?
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Is the UAE in Control in Somalia?

Many Somalis think that the United Arab Emirates is now as much or more in charge in Somalia than the Somali government. I spoke to Dr. Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad, Chairman of the Institute for Horn of Africa Strategic Studies, about the United Arab Emirates’ extensive influence in Somalia. ANN GARRISON: Dr. Abdisamad, to make this...