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All the bad guys loved an Uzi. Now Israeli cyberspies are the autocrat’s weapon of choice

All the bad guys loved an Uzi. Now Israeli cyberspies are the autocrat’s weapon of choice

Louise Callaghan, The Times July 25, 2021 From a conference stage at Tel Aviv University, Israel’s new prime minister called on all “good nations” to join forces against the growing scourge of cybersecurity threats. Yet Naftali Bennett, a millionaire tech ...
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Israeli spyware tool ‘used to trace fugitive Princess Latifa’

A spyware tool developed by an Israeli security company might have been used to trace an Emirati princess who tried to flee her father’s kingdom. Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum was recaptured by commandos in a yacht off the coast ...
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A princess raced to escape Dubai’s powerful ruler. Then her phone appeared on the list.

In the days before commandos dragged Princess Latifa from her getaway yacht in the Indian Ocean, her number was added to a list that included targets of a powerful spyware, a new investigation shows. The princess had been careful, so ...
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FBI ‘duped into helping sheikh seize daughter in yacht raid’

The FBI was tricked into helping the ruler of Dubai abduct his daughter from a yacht as she tried to escape his control, it has been claimed. Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum was seized by Indian army commandos off the ...
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Princess Latifa’s attempt to escape Dubai was thwarted. Here’s what we know about the FBI’s role

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum – also known as Princess Latifa – was running away from her father, the authoritarian ruler of Dubai, when her escape was thwarted after a dramatic raid of her yacht in 2018 on the Indian ...
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How the FBI played a role in the capture of Princess Latifa of Dubai

On a yacht in the Indian Ocean, heavily armed commandos seized the princess. "Shoot me here! Don't take me back!" Princess Latifa – whose full name is Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum – screamed during the raid in March 2018 as ...
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‘Kidnapped’ Dubai princess Latifa pictured ‘on holiday in Spain’

Princess Latifa has appeared in a photo with a British teacher in a Spanish airport, four months after claiming she was imprisoned after being kidnapped by her billionaire father, the ruler of Dubai. The 35-year-old princess wore a mask in ...
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‘Kidnapped’ Princess Latifa pictured at Madrid airport

Friends of a Dubai princess who claimed to have been kidnapped and held captive by her billionaire father are suspending a campaign to free her after a photograph appeared to show her on holiday in Spain with a British teacher ...
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Has Dubai’s Missing Princess Latifa Surfaced for Good?

In 2018, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum tried to flee Dubai by boat. Her father is Dubai’s ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and the dramatic plan to sail across the Indian Ocean was scuttled when soldiers detained her and ...
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Dubai ruler’s Kildare stud receives €225,000 in state grants

A stud farm in Kildare owned by Dubai’s billionaire ruler received more than €225,000 in state grants last year. Godolphin Ireland, owned by the Al Maktoum family, received the third largest agricultural subsidy of 2020, according to data published by ...
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Camera ‘is lying’ in pictures of Dubai princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum

Two British women who published photographs of nights out with a missing Dubai princess were ordered to do so, a source close to her has claimed, raising fresh fears for the 35-year-old’s health. Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, daughter of ...
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Princess Latifa ‘free’ as lawyers target Dubai sheikh

The British government has been asked to impose sanctions on the ruler of Dubai for the abduction of his daughter who appears to have been freed from her “villa jail”. Photographs of Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum have been released ...
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New photo shows missing Dubai princess with friends

A Middle Eastern princess kidnapped at sea while trying to escape her powerful billionaire father has appeared in a photograph sitting outside a cinema in a Dubai mall with her friends. Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum — daughter of Dubai’s ruler, ...
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The Derby, the Sheikh and the Missing Princess (Or: How Human Rights Became the Talk of a Horse Race)

The ruler of Dubai has spent a fortune pursuing Kentucky glory. In Essential Quality, Saturday’s favorite, he has his best chance—but it comes at his ugliest moment. The select yearling sale at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., is where ...
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Dubai defies UN plea for Princess Latifa

The ruler of Dubai has refused to co-operate with United Nations investigators who want to know whether his adult daughter, who was recaptured at sea after trying to run away, is still alive. A panel of UN human rights experts ...
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Mary Robinson welcomes UN call for information on Princess Latifa’s fate

Human rights experts want UAE to provide concrete proof the princess is still alive ...
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Is Dubai Princess, Unseen in Public, Still Alive?

A United Nations panel is demanding that Dubai produce “evidence of life” for Sheikha Latifa, two months after the princess said in dramatic video footage that she was being held prisoner. GENEVA — United Nations human rights experts expressed alarm ...
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Interview: ‘They told me they could do anything they wanted with me’ — Princess Latifa’s friend speaks out about trying to escape Dubai with the princess and the Irish connection

The ruler of Dubai is treated with deference in the Irish horse-racing community. Now a friend of his daughter Latifa is demanding that they act over his treatment of his family and is attempting to enlist Mary Robinson to her ...
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Stark light shone on Latifa’s father, a big player in Irish horse racing

The woman who helped Princess Latifa in her attempt to escape from Dubai has called on Irish horseracing authorities to ban Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from the sport. Princess Latifa’s friend Tiina Jauhiainen said it is time for ...
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Tories accused of ‘turning a blind eye’ to plight of Dubai’s captured Princess Latifa

EXCLUSIVE: Despite her family's claims that she is safe and well in the UAE, campaigners have called out the Government for failing to investigate the welfare of the 'prisoner' royal. The Tories have been accused of “turning a blind eye” ...
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Abducted, kidnapped, escaped: the ugly tale of Dubai’s princesses

It’s the stuff of a dark fairy story: imprisoned daughters, a runaway bride and an overbearing father. Recent headlines about the family of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum have sent shockwaves around the world – and there’s no happy ending ...
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Government ‘turned blind eye’ to Dubai leader for failing to prosecute him over daughter’s kidnap in Cambridge

Government 'turned blind eye' to Dubai leader for failing to prosecute him over daughter's kidnap in Cambridge. Ministers have questioned why the Government failed to prosecute the ruler of Dubai over the kidnap of his daughter in Cambridge and for ...
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Robinson’s evidence ‘critical in the fight to free Latifa’

A lawyer and friend of missing Princess Latifa of Dubai says former president Mary Robinson has vowed to "help in the campaign to free her" and has a "critical and key" role to play. The captive daughter of Dubai's ruler, ...
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UN should seek release of Dubai princess and her sister, says Mary Robinson

Princess Latifa has called for police to reinvestigate the disappearance of her sister in 2000. Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has said the UN Office of the High Commissioner should “seek the release” of Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa and ...
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Brenda Power: Let’s not horse around — racing is just business

What would the bloodstock magnate Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum have to do to provoke the same horror and indignation in the racing world as that picture of trainer Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse? Abduct two of his ...
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