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Sheikh Mohammed sued his wife for custody of his children, while both she and the children were in the UK. Naturally, the UK has jurisdiction. Princess Haya made various allegations in response (kidnapping, torture), which would plainly be criminal behaviour, if true. Sheikh Mohammed would have immunity from criminal charges relating to these but the court ...


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The recent High Court judgement on the case in question can be found here, where it has decided that the fact finding judgement decided upon in December 2019 should be made public. In particular, it should be noted that this is not a criminal trial, but proceedings in family court, which has led to a so-called Fact Finding Judgement (FFJ). These take place ...


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India and the UAE have close political and economic ties. According to this, wiki, the UAE was responsible for 11.5% of India's exports in 2015. Due to their close ties displays of friendship like this are common between them. For example, in an article detailing this event, it is also mentioned that Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan ...


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Other than what David has mentioned, there is also another reason which is responsible for increased efforts at strengthening bilateral relations between UAE and India. That reason is to annoy India's Arch-Nemesis, Pakistan. Why, you ask? Because Pakistani Parliament overwhelmingly voted in refusal of Saudi request to join the Saudi-led Arab alliance ...


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Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a proxy/cold war with Iran for decades. This Wikipedia article is a reasonable summary of an extremely complex situation, but the short version is that the anti-monarchist revolution in 1979 threatened Saudi power, as does Iran's independent oil production. The destruction of Iraq has made the situation worse, as there's now ...


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The Wikipedia article on "India–Saudi Arabia relations" describes the relationship as a fairly strong one. Relations between the two countries have strengthened considerably owing to collaboration in regional affairs and trade. Saudi Arabia is one of the largest suppliers of oil to India, who is one of the top seven trading partners and the fifth ...


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At least four factors seem worth mentioning here: Conflict with Iran, as explained by @pjc50. Close relationship with the United States, as explained by @user2501323 Oil money. Not that many countries can afford to spend so lavishly. Lack of a domestic defense industry. By contrast Iran produces much of its own arms and is a significant exporter in its ...


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