UAE princess blot on Modi govt refuses to fade
‘The New Yorker’ magazine article recounts the escape and subsequent capture of UAE PM’s daughter Sheikha Latifa off the Goa coast and Centre’s role in it Telegraph IndiaMay 4, 2023 A deep dive by The New Yorker magazine into the lives of four royal women from the immediate family of UAE’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid […]
The story of Latifa, Dubai’s fugitive princess
A story by The New Yorker has brought renewed attention to the plight of Sheikha Latifa, daughter of Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai’s Emir. Latifa had tried to escape the clutches of her father in 2018, but her attempt was foiled and she was recaptured off the coast of Goa.
Dubai princess used fake Irish passport during 2018 escape attempt
A Dubai princess who has been the subject of concern from a United Nations panel after being seized trying to flee the sheikhdom in 2018 obtained a fake Irish passport as part of her plan to escape her home country, it has emerged.
Finn sues Emir of Dubai for alleged torture
A Finnish woman wanted to help Princess Latifa escape Dubai. The plan failed and the two were arrested. Now Tiina Jauhiainen is reporting the Emir for torture – in Germany.
The Times view on Interpol: Undue Influence
The international police network is increasingly being used to target political opponents by repressive regimes. A number of individuals involved in helping Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, escape house arrest, were issued with red notices.
Sheikh Mohammed expected to miss Royal Ascot under cloud of High Court ruling
Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum is expected to be absent from Royal Ascot this week after last year’s revelations in a court case.
The sheikh has previously been a guest of the Queen in the royal box but is not expected to attend the meeting. Palace sources had indicated in October that he would not be invited into the royal box again.
Sheikh Mohammed, the owner of the Godolphin stable, has been a leading figure in racing for three decades but has become something of an embarrassment to the sport after a High Court judge ruled that he ordered the hacking of phones belonging to his estranged wife, Princess Haya, and her British lawyer. He was also found to have ordered the abduction of his two daughters.
Sheikh Mohammed: Should we really allow this man on a racecourse?
No one seems to know if Sheikh Mohammed is going to attend the Cazoo Derby at Epsom. The race has certainly been good to him: he has had the Derby winner in two of the past four years. He has three runners, one of which, Nations Pride, is third-favourite. All that is certain is that if he does turn up, no one is going to stop him. And you can be equally sure that no one is going to talk about it.
This is the omerta of racing, the sport’s embarrassment, its terrible silence — because on the one hand, Mohammed is the most powerful player and the most successful owner in British Flat racing, but on the other, if you follow recent legal cases, he shouldn’t be allowed to own a single racehorse, let alone three Derby runners.
Dubai ruler’s ex-security chief sues for unfair dismissal: Powerlifitng former Marine accuses UK firm of favouritism after it let him go but kept guards on with less experience under Covid cuts
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum’s former security manager who was in charge after the sheikh’s wife had a two-year affair with another bodyguard is fighting an unfair dismissal battle.
Mark Bromilow, 41, who served in the Royal Marines and is a former world powerlifting champion is claiming that he was wrongly picked for redundancy due to a flawed process.
He has alleged that favouritism was shown to other guards who kept their jobs even though they had less experience than him.
Mr Bromilow became a team leader in 2016 and was later promoted to lead a dozen close protection officers guarding Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum and his family at his UK base in Newmarket, Suffolk.
The legal battle between Princess Haya and Sheikh Mohammed
Ten-day hearing is expected to lead to largest divorce payout in British legal history.
Jordan’s Princess Haya has launched her court bid to claim what experts predict may be a record-breaking divorce settlement from her estranged billionaire husband, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed.
The ten-day High Court hearing, which began yesterday, “is the biggest divorce case in British legal history”, according to The Times.
Although details of the hearing are currently under wraps, the payout for the princess and her two children by the 72-year-old sheikh “could surpass the record £450m awarded in 2017 to Tatiana Akhmedova”, the former wife of Russian billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov, said the paper.
Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya’s historic divorce proceedings are underway
The High Court recently found that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered the hacking of the phones of his ex-wife and her lawyers, amid their acrimonious split.
Earlier this month, news broke that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, ordered the use of spyware to tap the phones of his ex-wife, Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, and her lawyers, according to the findings of London’s High Court. Now, legal proceedings relating to their divorce are officially underway, as the 47-year-old princess seeks a settlement following the breakdown of their marriage.
The legal action, which the Times dubs the ‘biggest divorce case in British legal history’, officially began on Wednesday 27 October. It will see Princess Haya (the daughter of former King Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia, and the half-sister of the current King Abdullah II), push for a share of the 72-year-old ruler of Dubai’s fortune.