Archive: uae

16th January 2016
By: Brian Whitaker
Britons missing in Qatar The Emirati connection 4 Sept 2014: Two British men have been reported missing after travelling to Qatar to investigate the treatment of Nepalese migrant workers there. The assumption is that the Qatari authorities did not like what they were doing, and… Read more
1st January 2016
By: Brian Whitaker
Dubai greeted the New Year with cheers and fireworks last night as smoke and flames billowed from a burning skyscraper. By daybreak, the fire at The Address, a 63-storey hotel and residential complex, had still not been completely extinguished. Fortunately, however, reports so far indicate that the… Read more
18th October 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
Anne-Marie Lizin, the Belgian politician who later became a key figure in GNRD, the controversial human rights organisation, died suddenly on Saturday. Mrs Lizin, who was 66, had been taken ill in Paris on 7 October and briefly hospitalised, apparently with heart problems. She then returned to her… Read more
7th October 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
Husband-and-wife GNRD executives, Jehad Jaghoub and Evgenia Kondrakhina Norwegian police carried out further raids yesterday in connection with their investigation into  suspected money laundering  by the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD). The first raids, last May, which had been… Read more
2nd October 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
Belgium's supreme court has rejected an appeal by veteran politician Anne-Marie Lizin against her conviction for electoral malpractice. This probably signals the end of her political career in Belgium, though she still has an active globe-trotting role as "High Commissioner" of GNRD, the Emirates-… Read more
4th September 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
Two anonymously-registered websites – one in English, the other in Arabic – are circulating wild claims about the police investigation into GNRD, the Emirati-funded human rights organisation based in Norway. The Stavanger headquarters of GNRD (the Global Network for Rights and Development) and the… Read more
25th August 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
Legal moves in money-laundering case GNRD seeks access to documents GNRD, the Emirati-funded human rights organisation suspected of money-laundering, and Loai Deeb, its founder/president, went to court in Norway yesterday seeking information about the evidence against them. They… Read more
21st August 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
"Consultant" Loai Deeb consulted other consultants' websites UAE's cut-and-paste consulting firm Plagiarism raises questions about Deeb's company   Deeb Consulting FZF is a company based in the tax-free zone of Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Its sole proprietor is… Read more
18th August 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
Salem Humaid, founder of al-Mezmaah Studies and Research Center in Dubai which donated money to GNRD The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) is a strange human rights organisation based in Norway and founded by a man who once ran a fake university. I have been investigating its… Read more
26th July 2015
By: Brian Whitaker
Continued from previous page GNRD and the Lord of Scientology 25 July 2016: GNRD, the strange "human rights" organisation that was declared bankrupt earlier this month, had an unusually favourable view of human rights in the UAE. It was also on friendly terms with Egypt's Sisi… Read more