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A UK court ruled this week that Sheikha Shamsa was likely abducted off the streets of Cambridge by her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Comment: Personal status laws in the UAE deny women the right to make independent decisions about marriage, education, finances, travel and their children, writes Human Rights Watch's Hiba Zayadin.

Mary Robinson says Dubai's Princess Haya 'still her friend'

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Mary Robinson says Dubai's Princess Haya 'still her friend'

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has said her only friend among the Emirati leadership was Princess Haya, who she 'still considers a friend'.

Detained in Dubai: UAE no longer safe for tourists

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Detained in Dubai: UAE no longer safe for tourists

Beyond the sun, sea and skyscrapers, most tourists are oblivious to the UAE's continued detention of foreigners arrested for behaviour deemed ...

Stop whitewashing #MyDubai

Malia Bouattia

Stop whitewashing #MyDubai

Comment: To celebrate the Dubai's skyscrapers, is to condone the abuse of those who built them, writes Malia Bouattia.

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UAE releases images of ruler's 'missing' daughter

The United Arab Emirates has released images of Sheikha Latifa following months of speculation about the princess' safety.

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Activists call for UAE to free 'captive' Dubai princess

Detained in Dubai campaigners held a demonstration outside the UAE embassy in London on Tuesday, demanding information on Dubai's 'captive ...

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Disclose whereabouts of runaway princess, HRW demands Dubai ruler

The rights group has sounded alarm over the disappearance of Dubai's Sheikha Latifa, who has not been seen in two months since ...

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#FindLatifa: Support for Dubai ruler's daughter after failed escape

The daughter of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, attempted to flee her home after claiming to have been held prisoner.

Dubai princess 'dragged kicking, screaming' after dramatic escape raid

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Dubai princess 'dragged kicking, screaming' after dramatic escape raid

A Dubai princess who accused ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of imprisoning and torturing her, was returned to the emirate after ...

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