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Sheikh Mohammed: Who is the father of Dubai princess 'being held hostage' - and what are his UK connections?

Sheikh Mohammed: Who is the father of Dubai princess ‘being held hostage’ – and what are his UK connections?

The sheikh's prominent racehorse business is based in the UK and he has a long association with the country - and the Queen. Dubai's royal ruler is back in the spotlight after videos were released of his daughter, Princess Latifa, ...
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In new video, Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa says she is ‘hostage’

The princess daughter of Dubai's ruler is being held captive by her family and fears for her life after a foiled attempt to flee the wealthy emirate in 2018, according to new video evidence in a case that has been ...
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Dubai’s double standards put Sheikh Maktoum under pressure

The United Arab Emirate's carefully administered public image is taking a different turn. Growing calls for evidence that Princess Latifa is alive reflect the Emirate's double standards on human rights. Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has been ...
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U.N. to speak to UAE about missing Princess Latifa after troubling videos emerge

The United Nations said it would discuss the alleged detention of Princess Latifa al-Maktoum, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, with the UAE after a series of videos of the 35-year-old apparently taken in captivity were broadcast as part ...
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Princess Latifa: UN to question UAE about Dubai ruler’s daughter

The United Nations has said it will raise the detention of Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai's ruler, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Princess Latifa has accused her father of holding her hostage in Dubai since she tried to ...
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Princess Latifa ‘kept under house arrest’ by ruler of Dubai

The daughter of the billionaire ruler of Dubai has accused him of keeping her hostage after she was abducted from a yacht during an escape attempt. In a series of secretly recorded videos Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum claims to ...
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UN to raise alleged detention of Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa with UAE

Allegations an embarrassment for Dubai’s billionaire ruler The UN’s top human rights body has said it will raise the alleged detention of the daughter of Dubai’s billionaire ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with the United Arab Emirates after video ...
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Dubai Sheikh’s friendship with Queen is one of many ties that bind

Last year’s damning British court judgment that Dubai’s billionaire ruler had organised the abductions of two of his daughters not only threatened ructions in relations with the UAE, it raised still-unanswered questions about whether Britain sacrificed human rights to protect ...
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Dominic Raab asks UAE for proof Princess Latifa is alive

The foreign secretary is ‘deeply troubled’ by a video from Dubai ruler’s daughter reporting that she was being held hostage. Dominic Raab has called on the UAE to present proof that the daughter of the ruler of Dubai is alive ...
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‘I’m a hostage’: New video messages may shed light on fate of Princess Latifa, Dubai ruler’s daughter

In new video footage obtained by the BBC, Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, claims that she is being held hostage by her family. Latifa drew global headlines in 2018 after publicly alleging that ...
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In Videos, Dubai Princess Says She Is a ‘Hostage’

Sheikha Latifa, who drew headlines in 2018 when she unsuccessfully sought to flee her country, says she has been held in a virtual prison since her forced return. Since 2018, when Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, one of the daughters ...
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Princess Latifa: The Dubai ruler’s daughter who vanished

Dramatic new details have come to light about the extraordinary kidnapping and secretive detention of Princess Latifa. It has been many months since Tiina Jauhiainen last heard from her friend. Princess Latifa, imprisoned in Dubai after attempting a daring escape, ...
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Princess Latifa: ‘Hostage’ ordeal of Dubai ruler’s daughter revealed

The daughter of Dubai's ruler who tried to flee the country in 2018 later sent secret video messages to friends accusing her father of holding her "hostage" as she feared for her life. In footage shared with BBC Panorama, Princess ...
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Christian Michel’s Claims of Coercion, Torture Could Spark Fresh Diplomatic Challenges for India

A 35-page letter written by VVIP chopper scam accused Christian Michel to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about his alleged mistreatment in Tihar Jail could prove to be embarrassing for the Narendra Modi government and potentially also affect the extradition ...
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UN to call for release of British businessman held in Indian jail over £500m helicopter deal

Christian Michel alleges he was tortured in a notorious prison after refusing to sign a fake confession. The United Nations is to demand the release of a British businessman held without conviction in an Indian jail for two years over ...
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Chopper scam-accused Christian Michel pens 35-page letter to British govt

AugustaWestland chopper scam accused British national Christian Michel who has been languishing in Tihar Jail for two years has written a handwritten letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, foreign secretary Dominic Raab and home secretary Priti Patel calling on ...
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Matkapuhelin­verkko voi kavaltaa kenen tahansa sijainnin: Siepattiinko arabi­prinsessa ja hänen suomalainen ystävänsä luksus­jahdilta kapteenin puhelimen takia?

Arabiemiraattien prinsessaa Latifaa on pidetty tahdonvastaisessa eristyksessä jo kohta kolme vuotta. Uusien tietojen mukaan hänen pakonsa kohti vapautta katkesi matkapuhelinverkon yksinkertaisen ominaisuuden takia ...
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The cell phone network can betray anyone’s location: Were the Arab princess and her Finnish friend abducted from a luxury yacht because of the captain’s phone?

THE captain of NOSTROMO had decided that the group would take a course towards Goa, India. The 30-meter-long luxury yacht was running out of fuel. It was March 3, 2018 somewhere in the Arabian Sea. On board Nostromo, Princess Latifa ...
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In Sheikh Mohammed the UK has a great friend – we should be more appreciative of his kindness

The ruler of Dubai transformed the bloodstock industry in Britain and has been generous to the country through difficult times. Most of us have learnt a lot about ourselves and a good deal about others this year. If we didn’t ...
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Israeli Spy Tech Firm Tracked Mobile Users Around the World, Investigation Suggests

Investigation claims Rayzone used arcane cell network point to ‘track the locations of mobile phones across the world’; network vulnerability may have been exploited to track down UAE Princess Sheikha Latifa in attempted 2018 escape ■ Rayzone denies report The ...
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Spy companies using Channel Islands to track phones around the world

Private intelligence companies are using phone networks based in the Channel Islands to enable surveillance operations to be carried out against people around the world, including British and US citizens, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal following a joint ...
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SET HER FREE Dubai ruler DID imprison daughter princess Latifa and must be brought to justice, says UN

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum "ordered and orchestrated" the kidnapping of his daughter Princess Latifa, 34, two years ago after she fled the emirate he rules, according to a judgement by the UK High Court in March. Yet despite ...
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Fiona Shackleton: ‘Divorce is either quick torture or slow torture’

The lawyer for royals and the ultra-rich on the pandemic boom in break-ups — and why she still believes in marriage. The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on many businesses, and for the cities where they operate. But for one ...
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The quest to free Dubai’s kidnapped Princess continues

The story of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is well-known. She is the daughter of the Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who attempted to escape the UAE ...
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Dubai ruler’s ‘imprisoned’ daughter Princess Latifa remains in ‘grave danger’ as family begs UN to save her

The United Nations is being urged to take "decisive action" to protect "imprisoned" Princess Latifa of Dubai who lawyers believe is in "grave danger" at the hands of her billionaire father. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum "ordered and orchestrated" ...
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