The runaway princess: London court case could shed light on a power struggle in the Middle East

Kim Sengupta
July 20, 2019, Belfast Telegraph

A London court case could shed light on a power struggle in the Middle East … and reveal why the wife of Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed is seeking asylum in the UK

Creating controversy: Haya Bint al-Hussein (right) and Sheikh Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum

Legal battle lines have been drawn up for a court case in London at the end of this month in which unprecedented revelations are expected to be made about one of the most powerful monarchies in the Middle East.

The case, involving the ruler of Dubai and his sixth wife, comes with some extraordinary chapters of intrigue, claims of violence, and accusations of abuse – all of whi