Now the UN is getting involved: the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said it will soon question the United Arab Emirates about Princess Latifa, and a spokesman said the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention could launch an investigation once Princess Latifa's videos have been analysed.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the absolute ruler of Dubai, has 25 children by his six wives, so he obviously loves children, but, unaccountably, his daughters keep trying to escape. He recaptures them and locks them up, of course, but it’s starting to draw unwelcome attention, writes Gwynne Dyer.
LONDON, U.K.—Dubai can be amusing, in a voyeuristic way, for a week or two. Tallest building in the world and the mall with the shark tank, but it’s the people, really.
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MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.