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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.
Tribal fighters loyal to the Yemeni government stand by a tank in al-Faza area near Hodeida, Yemen June 1, 2018.

The UAE boat hit by Houthis off Yemen was reportedly a landing craft, but we don’t know what happened to it

The UAE ship struck by Houthi missiles early Wednesday was a landing craft utility, a knowledgeable source told Business Insider, adding that the missiles were believed to be made by China or Iran.
Tribal fighters loyal to the Yemeni government stand by a tank in al-Faza area near Hodeida, Yemen June 1, 2018.

The Saudi-led coalition just launched an attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah — and it could be disastrous

The Saudi-led coalition assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeida could kill as many as 250,000 people, the UN's top humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has warned.
Tribal fighters loyal to the Yemeni government stand by a tank in al-Faza area near Hodeida, Yemen June 1, 2018.

The Saudi-led coalition just launched an attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah — and it could be disastrous

The Saudi-led coalition assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeida could kill as many as 250,000 people, the UN's top humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has warned.
Houthi supporters hold up rifles as they rally to protest the killing of Saleh al-Samad, a senior Houthi official, by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Hodeidah, Yemen April 25, 2018.

The Trump administration is considering getting more involved in Yemen — and aid groups say it could be disastrous

Aid groups and some US officials have said that a military assault on the port could spiral into a humanitarian disaster, effectively closing a port in which so many Yemenis rely on for food and aid.