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Court: Dubai Ruler Kidnapped
Daughters, Held Them Captive
Mar 6, 2020 7:02 AM CST
Court: Dubai Ruler Kidnapped Daughters, Held Them Captive
British court confirms damning allegations
- Dubai's ruler probably engaged in behavior "contrary to the criminal law of England and Wales, international law, international maritime law, and internationally accepted human rights norms," according to a family court in Britain. After months of private hearings in a child custody dispute, the court decided that...
An Alleged Crime Boss
Found Hiding in Mansion
Dec 19, 2019 1:56 PM CST
An Alleged Crime Boss Found Hiding in Mansion
Ridouan Taghi, caught in Dubai, was the Netherlands' most wanted fugitive
- He was called the Netherlands' most dangerous man, not to mention its most wanted fugitive. But Ridouan Taghi is now in custody, having been caught living in a mansion in Dubai under an alias, reports the
New York Times
. Taghi is accused of running a Dutch crime organization known as...
This Police Force Is
Getting a Cybertruck
Dec 2, 2019 4:07 AM CST
This Police Force Is Getting a Cybertruck
Dubai plans to use in tourist-heavy areas
- Police in Dubai apparently aren't too worried about criminals throwing metal balls at their vehicles. The force has signaled that it plans to place an order for Tesla's futuristic Cybertruck, despite a well-publicized window failure during the vehicle's recent unveiling, CBS reports. Dubai police tweeted an image...
Sheikh Wrote Angry
Poem About His
Wife. Now, a
Jul 31, 2019 8:00 AM CDT
Sheikh Wrote Angry Poem About His Wife. Now, a Protective Order
Princess Haya, currently in London after fleeing UAE, applies for forced-marriage protection decree
- In a hush-hush hearing Tuesday in which international media weren't allowed in, the sixth and "junior" wife of the ruler of Dubai who reportedly fled the United Arab Emirates with her two young children in fear for her life has applied for a forced-marriage protection order. The PA...
Report: Dubai Ruler's Wife
Flees Country, Seeks Divorce
Jul 3, 2019 6:41 AM CDT
Report: Dubai Ruler's Wife Flees Country, Seeks Divorce
Sources say Princess Haya fears for her life
- The most high-profile of the ruler of Dubai's six wives has fled the emirate for Britain—and sources tell the BBC that she fears she may be forced back or even killed. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, fled to London months ago with her...
She Called Her Ex's New
Wife a 'Horse,' Faces Jail
Apr 8, 2019 1:18 PM CDT
She Called Her Ex's New Wife a 'Horse,' Faces Jail
London resident is arrested under Dubai's strict cyber laws when she visits the UAE
- When London resident Laleh Shahravesh saw that her ex-husband in the United Arab Emirates was getting remarried, she fired off a few insults on Facebook. "I hope you go under the ground you idiot," was one, per the BBC . "You left me for this horse" was another....
He Gives Most of His Income to
His Students. He Just Won $1M
Mar 25, 2019 7:26 AM CDT
He Gives Most of His Income to His Students. He Just Won $1M
Kenya's Peter Tabichi just won 'world's best teacher' from Varkey Foundation
- Peter Tabichi is a science and math teacher in one of the poorest schools in Kenya, and he gives away the majority of his paycheck to help his community and students at the Keriko secondary school in Pwami. The 36-year-old Franciscan friar just got those funds back, and then some:...
Caddie's Mistake Costs
Golfer Nearly $100K
Jan 28, 2019 8:47 AM CST
Caddie's Mistake Costs Golfer Nearly $100K
Mike Burrow stood in the wrong place, apparently, near golfer Haotong Li—but there's controversy
- Haotong Li was in a tie for third place heading into the 18th hole at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in the UAE on Sunday. Then the Chinese pro golfer's caddie stood in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
notes Mike Burrow apparently broke a new...
Ex-Irish Prez Reciting 'Dubai's
Script' About 'Missing' Princess
Dec 28, 2018 8:51 AM CST
Ex-Irish Prez Reciting 'Dubai's Script' About 'Missing' Princess
She said Latifa is a 'troubled young woman;' critics say she's parroting the official line
- Former United Nations rights chief Mary Robinson has been accused of parroting the official line from Dubai in the murky case of a "missing" princess. Robinson, who was president of Ireland for seven years, appeared in photos the United Arab Emirates recently released of Sheikha Latifa, daughter of Dubai'...
For 7 Years,
She Plotted Her
in case you missed it
Dec 8, 2018 12:35 PM CST
For 7 Years, She Plotted Her Escape From 'Caged Luxury'
Then UAE princess Latifa Bint Mohammed al-Maktoum was abducted as she tried to flee
- "I'm making this video, because it could be the last video I make. Pretty soon, I'm going to be leaving somehow, and I'm not so sure of the outcome, but I'm 99% positive it will work." Those words are from a YouTube video recorded...
Mother Held With Daughter
in Dubai After Drinking Wine
Aug 10, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
Mother Held With Daughter in Dubai After Drinking Wine
Ellie Holman was served a glass on the plane; also has a visa issue
- An English dentist who took a pleasure trip to Dubai says she was jailed for three miserable days along with her 4-year-old daughter after she drank a complimentary glass of wine on the flight. Per the
, 44-year-old Ellie Holman was arrested in July following an 8-hour flight when she...
Arab Ruler on
Fate of His
May 6, 2018 11:05 AM CDT
Human Rights Watch Presses Arab Ruler on Fate of His Daughter
Sheikha Latifa was detained in March
- Human Rights Watch on Saturday asked Dubai's ruling sheikh to reveal the whereabouts of his daughter after a French ex-spy and others say she fled the emirate, only to be arrested off the coast of India , reports the AP . A statement by the organization marks the latest twist in...
Ex-Spy: Dubai Ruler's Daughter
Captured While Trying to Flee
Apr 17, 2018 6:33 AM CDT
Ex-Spy: Dubai Ruler's Daughter Captured While Trying to Flee
Says Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was seized in Arabian Sea
- Her friends say the last they saw of her was when commandos intercepted their sailboat in the Arabian Sea and dragged her away, kicking and screaming. A daughter of Dubai's ruler, she had been trying to escape her homeland, saying she was being abused. Since then, the whereabouts of...
After Wife Called Him a 'Loser,'
He Bludgeoned Her to Death
Mar 25, 2018 8:10 AM CDT
After Wife Called Him a 'Loser,' He Bludgeoned Her to Death
British editor gets 10 years in Dubai for killing wife with a hammer
- A British newspaper editor in Dubai was found guilty Sunday of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Francis Matthew, the former editor of the English-language
had faced the possibility of the death penalty in the July 2017 killing...
for Tourist Who
Hip in Dubai Bar
Oct 23, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
Nightmare Ends for Tourist Who Touched Man's Hip in Dubai Bar
Jamie Harron's 3-month sentence has been nullified
- A day after the news that a Scottish tourist would spend three months in jail after brushing up against a man's hip at a Dubai bar in July comes word that he'll avoid that fate entirely. Detained in Dubai, the group that has been championing Jamie Harron's...
Go to Jail for
Hip at Dubai Bar
Oct 22, 2017 4:07 PM CDT
Tourist Will Go to Jail for Brushing Man's Hip at Dubai Bar
Jamie Harron, 27, was handed a 3-month sentence over July 15 incident
- A Scottish tourist says he was just trying not to spill his drink while at a Dubai bar, and he'll spend time in jail for it. The BBC reports Jamie Harron, 27, was handed a 3-month sentence for touching a man's hip, something Harron says happened while he...
He Tried Not to
Spill His Drink. Now
He's in a 'Nightmare'
in case you missed it
Oct 14, 2017 8:56 AM CDT
He Tried Not to Spill His Drink. Now He's in a 'Nightmare'
Jamie Harron, 27, accidentally brushed against a man's hip in Dubai
- He was trying not to spill his drink. That's what a Scottish tourist says led to his arrest in Dubai for touching a man's hip, the BBC reports. Jamie Harron, 27, says he was walking with a drink in the crowded Rock Bottom Cafe when he put out...
Flames Engulf One
of World's Tallest
Aug 4, 2017 12:26 AM CDT
Flames Engulf One of World's Tallest Apartment Towers
Another bad night for Dubai's Torch Tower
- A fire broke out after midnight in one of the world's tallest residential towers, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting. More than 40 floors of Dubai's 86-story Torch Tower were burning on one side of the building, an AP journalist near the scene...
Mom Spends $25K on Son's
Prom, Complete With Camel
Jun 6, 2017 9:05 AM CDT
Mom Spends $25K on Son's Prom, Complete With Camel
Philly senior's mom also arranged for 3 tons of sand, luxury cars to lend Dubai feel to day
- A Philly high school senior is describing his prom as "epic," which is probably still an understatement considering what his mom forked out for it. WTXF reports that Saudia Shuler had originally wanted to send son Johnny Eden Jr. to Dubai as a graduation gift, but serious health...
What to Get City That Has
Everything? Its Own Font
Apr 30, 2017 12:35 PM CDT
What to Get City That Has Everything? Its Own Font
And Dubai wasn't waiting for mere mortals to design it, either
- Apparently not content with having the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope, and countless other baubles, Dubai now boasts one more, reports the AP : its own typographic font. The forward-looking Mideast business hub unveiled the new font designed with Microsoft's help on Sunday. The government communication office...
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