Sheikha Latifa, a daughter of Dubai’s ruler, appeared in a YouTube video in March announcing she was about to flee the UAE. Concern is growing over her whereabouts and wellbeing after reports she was forcibly returned
United Arab Emirates urged to allow Sheikha Latifa ‘contact with outside world’ two months after she was forcibly returned
Concerns are growing for the whereabouts and wellbeing of a daughter of Dubai’s ruler, following reports she was forcibly returned after fleeing United Arab Emirates in March.
Human Rights Watch has said failure to disclose the status of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammad al-Maktoum, 32, could “qualify as an enforced disappearance, given the evidence suggesting that she was last seen as UAE authorities were detaining her”.
The New South Wales greyhound regulator has charged its own board member with breaching export rules, and the state government has given him a week to answer questions over “serious misconduct allegations”.
The charges have been laid against Michael Eberand, who was appointed to the board last year as Greyhound Racing NSW was in the midst of overhauling its animal welfare policies and repairing its tarnished image.
Asia is growing. Literally. From Malaysia to Dubai, luxury developments are rising on artificial islands and coastlines. Everybody wins – except the local sea life and the fishermen who depend on it
“Before, there were many fish,” says fisherman Mohd-Ishak Bin Abdul Rahman as he pulls a dried up crab from his net. A few years ago he could just walk out into the surf and pick up crustaceans with his bare hands, he tells me. “Now, nothing.”
He blames the palisade of new luxury condominiums that rise on the coastline behind him. Built on 240-acres of land artificially reclaimed from the sea, they are part of the Seri Tanjung Pinang 1 (STP1) project. Started in 2006, it brought a taste of new Asian modernity to what was then a rural area beyond the fringes of George Town, Penang’s only city. It also took away the fish, says Mohd-Ishak.
Ilham Aliyev’s daughters are joint owners of company behind hotel resort and luxury villas, sources say
At £400 a night, a stay at the Sofitel hotel on the manmade Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai does not come cheap. Holidaymakers are lured with beachfront suites, a round-the-clock butler service, a choice of six outdoor pools and 500 metres (1,640ft) of white sand reserved for guests.
Arts and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou from Alperton school says her pupils are ‘phenomenal’
A woman from north London has been announced as the first British winner of a prize worth $1m (£720,000) for the world’s best teacher.
Andria Zafirakou, an arts and textiles teacher from Alperton community school in Brent, north-west London, was presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher prize in Dubai on Sunday.