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Day: March 6, 2020

Dubai ruler abducted daughters and threatened ex-wife, UK court finds
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Dubai ruler abducted daughters and threatened ex-wife, UK court finds

    The billionaire ruler of Dubai arranged the kidnapping of two of his adult daughters and forcibly returned them to the Gulf state after they attempted to flee abroad, a UK court has found. In a case described by the judge as "extraordinary," the family division of the High Court in London also found that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum conducted a "campaign of fear and intimidation" against his former wife, Jordanian Princess Haya bint al-Hussein. The court determined that the sheikh organized abductions of his two daughters on three occasions including one from the historic UK city of Cambridge and another in international waters off the coast of India. The findings were revealed after a series of hearings in London involving Princess Haya and can now be dis...