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The Times view on Sheikh Mohammed and our ties with the UAE: Questionable Allies

The Times view on Sheikh Mohammed and our ties with the UAE: Questionable Allies

Dubai’s ruler faces a criminal investigation over the hacking of a Tory peer’s phone. British judge’s conclusion that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum used sophisticated spyware to hack the phone of his estranged wife’s lawyer will only deepen the acrimony ...
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Sheikh Mohammed hacked Baroness Shackleton’s mobile phone, rules judge

The government was urged last night to review its diplomatic relationship with one of its closest Middle East allies after a judge implicated its ruler in the hacking of a Tory peer’s mobile phone. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of ...
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Sheikh Set Israeli Spyware on Ex-Wife in Custody Battle, Court Says

The ruler of Dubai was found to have hacked the phones of his former wife, a Jordanian princess, and of her lawyers. One of those targeted is a member of the House of Lords in Britain. When the hyper-wealthy ruler ...
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Dubai’s billionaire ruler targeted ex-wife with NSO’s Pegasus spyware

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, targeted the phone of his estranged wife Princess Haya with a military-grade spyware tool during a London court battle over their two children, a High Court judge has found. Sheikh ...
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‘Latifa isn’t free — she’s just in a bigger prison than before’

The ex-wife of Dubai’s leader has reason to doubt the tale of his prodigal daughter — she too was held captive by him, she claims. Reclining by a window in her hilltop residence outside Beirut, Randa al-Banna took a puff ...
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The Runaway Princesses of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai rules one of the world's richest city-states--and prides himself on being progressive. So why do women from his family keep fleeing? In late 2019, I wrote a lengthy investigation into the flight ...
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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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Data leak raises new questions over capture of Princess Latifa

Listings of phones belonging to royal and her friends coincide with her dramatic escape from Dubai and eventual recapture ...
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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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We Know Where the Sheikh’s Horse Is. But Where Is His Daughter?

Essential Quality could win the Kentucky Derby. Activists concerned about Sheikha Latifa, the owner’s daughter, don’t think the horse should run at all. LEXINGTON, Ky. — For nearly 40 years, Dubai’s ruler has spent vast sums here in central Kentucky. On ...
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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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