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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

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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”.

Related: Runaway 32-year-old princess ‘brought back’ to Dubai

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Michael Eberand and three others accused of facilitating the export of Wandering Mija to Dubai without the required greyhound passport

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.

Related: Export of 590 greyhounds to Macau went ahead despite industry ban

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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.

Related: The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

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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.

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A fearless anti-corruption journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s reporting came to international attention with her exposes in the 2016 Panama Papers project.

Related: How Joseph Muscat's glittering political career lost its lustre

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Sheikha Latifa, daughter of ruler Sheikh Mohammed, had used YouTube to tell of plan to flee

A Dubai princess who announced in a video that she was fleeing the emirate has been “brought back”, a source close to the Dubai government has said.

“What I can confirm is they took her and she was brought back,” the source said on condition of anonymity.

Related: Unruly daughter of wealthy sheikh made a bid for freedom. But what happened next?

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Francis Matthew, former editor of the English-language Gulf News, had faced the possibility of the death penalty over the July 2017 killing

A British newspaper editor in Dubai has been was found guilty of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Francis Matthew was not present in the Dubai Court of the First Instance for the verdict read by Judge Fahad al-Shamsi, which is common in courts in the United Arab Emirates.

Related: Dubai drops charges against Briton detained over medical pills

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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.

Related: Grenfell fire fundraiser shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize

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Authorities say cause of 54-year-old star’s death was ‘drowning following loss of consciousness’

Indian actor Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her hotel bath after losing consciousness, Dubai police have said.

The 54-year-old, who for years was one of Bollywood’s top stars, died late on Saturday while in Dubai for her nephew’s wedding.

Related: Sridevi Kapoor: Bollywood star who was India's lover, friend and mumPeter Bradshaw

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Kingdom wants to reverse the trend of Saudis splurging in neighbouring Dubai and Bahrain

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

Long known for its ultra-conservative mores, the kingdom has embarked on a wide-ranging program of social and economic reforms driven by its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

Related: Saudi Arabia holds first women-only car show

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