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The UK is deploying another warship to the Persian Gulf as concern grows over a tanker that went missing near Iran

As the US gathers a coalition to protect shipping in the region, an oil tanker went into Iran's waters and mysteriously stopped transmitting.

The life of Princess Haya, the sixth wife of Dubai’s ruler who has fled to the UK for a divorce

Earlier this week, news broke that Dubai's Princess Haya had fled the UAE with her two kids and sought political asylum in the UK.
Dubai is often held up as a haven of liberal Western values in the Middle East, but its laws are often surprisingly strict.

From drinking wine on a plane, to calling someone a ‘horse’ on Facebook: Here are 5 times Westerners got in trouble with Dubai’s str...

Dubai attracts millions of tourists and expats as a supposed haven of liberal Western values in the Middle East, but its laws can be incredibly harsh.
Saudi cargo ship Bahri Yanbu (R) next to British crude oil tanker Nordic Space at sunset waiting to enter the port of Le Havre.

Saudi minister says two of its oil tankers were attacked in UAE waters

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister said on Monday that two oil tankers had been targeted in a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
It is extremely rare for those who enter into decades-long comas to wake up and regain all cognition. In most cases patients will die while still in a comatose state.

A woman woke up from a coma 27 years after a horrifying car crash where she almost died shielding her 4-year-old son

Munira Abdulla was in a car with her son Omar when it crashed in 1991. Omar escaped with bruises, but she entered a coma that lasted 27 years.
Matthew Hedges was sentenced to life in prison in the UAE on spying charges. He has been pardoned.

British student accused of spying in UAE says he was drugged, forced to sign a false confession, and bribed to betray his country

Matthew Hedges denies working for MI6 but says he eventually gave the confession the UAE demanded after he was repeatedly interrogated and threatened.
The video of Latifa Al Maktoum released in March 2018.

A Dubai princess has vanished since reportedly trying and failing to escape from her father

Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum escaped Dubai in disguise and fled to India before commandos seized her, and she hasn't been seen since, reports say.
Matthew Hedges was sentenced to life in prison in the UAE on spying charges. He has been pardoned.

The UAE pardoned a British student sentenced to life in prison after showing a purported confession video where he says he works for MI6

Matthew Hedges was sentenced to life in prison on spying charges at a five-minute trial on Wednesday, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, pictured in November, said there will be 'serious diplomatic consequences' for the UAE.

The wife of a man imprisoned in the UAE says he wasn’t even allowed to look at her as he was sentenced to life in a 5-minute hearing

Matthew Hedges is accused of spying by the United Arab Emirates. The British government says there is no evidence and that there will be diplomatic consequences.

An engineering firm wants to tow icebergs thousands of miles from Antarctica to quench the driest areas of the world — and it’s starting w...

A Dubai-based engineering firm wants to tow icebergs from Antarctica to Dubai in order to provide the city with a reserve of fresh drinking water. The firm is eyeing icebergs that are between 2,000 and 7,000 feet long, and weigh around 100 million tons.