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UK police receive letter from UAE's Princess Latifa urging probe

February 26, 2021 8:33 am

Sheikha Latifa’s friends have given police in Cambridgeshire a letter from the princess asking authorities to look into the abduction of her sister Shamsa, now 38.

Explained: Who is Princess Latifa, who claims she is jailed in Dubai by her father, UAE's ruler?

February 24, 2021 12:56 pm

Princess Latifa is the daughter of Dubai's billionaire ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. A video of her has surfaced, in which she claims she is being kept hostage by her father in a villa converted into a jail in Dubai.

UN rights body to "raise" missing Dubai princess with UAE

February 17, 2021 9:06 pm

In the videos, which appear to have been recorded covertly, the 35-year-old princess says she is "worried about my safety and my life." "I don't really know if I'm going to survive this situation," she says in one of the videos.

Explained: What UAE's historic Hope Mars probe aims to achieve

February 15, 2021 9:17 pm

UAE Mars Mission: The UAE has become the fifth country after the US, Russia, China, the EU, and India, to reach the Martian orbit. The primary objective of the mission is to study Martian weather dynamics. 

United Arab Emirates says it will offer citizenship to some

January 30, 2021 6:22 pm

The UAE previously gave citizenship to Palestinians and others who helped form the country's government after its formation in 1971. Others have received it over time as well.

Explained: The UAE's new residency laws for foreign university students

January 27, 2021 1:34 pm

Over the last few years, the UAE has approved a number of new residency options — including a long-term Golden visa and five-year renewable retirement visa — to draw in more foreign residents to the country.

UAE cabinet approves setting up embassy in Tel Aviv

January 24, 2021 11:37 pm

The UAE and Israel agreed to normalise relations in August, a deal forged largely over shared fears of Iran.

Explained: The unusual case of an anti-Arab football team being owned by a sheikh

December 09, 2020 8:19 am

On Monday, Abu Dhabi’s ruling family purchased a 50 per cent stake in Beitar Jerusalem. It has sparked a spate of protests, led by the club’s radical fan base.

India must seize the new strategic possibilities with the Gulf

November 24, 2020 8:40 am

The Indian establishment must discard outdated perceptions and seize the new strategic possibilities in the region.

First direct flight between Israel, UAE takes off, to cross through Saudi airspace

August 31, 2020 3:40 pm

The Israeli Airline Pilots Association released a tentative map of LY971's route on Sunday evening, showing the plane slated to cross through Saudi airspace.