Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

Former president Mary Robinson speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ biennial conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, who has fled from Dubai to London, remains a friend of hers. Mrs Robinson said(...)

Sheikha Latifa with Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP

The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study els(...)

A photograph of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (left) with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Dubai.

A wife of Dubai’s ruler has defended former Irish president Mary Robinson’s visit to an Emirati princess who went missing earlier this year and has ap(...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (left) having a meal with former president Mary Robinson at the Latifa’s home in Dubai Photograph: Stringer/AFP/HO/ WAM/Getty

Amnesty International Ireland has supported calls by lawyers for Princess Sheikha Latifa for an independent delegation be sent to Dubai to investigate(...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (L) having a meal with Mary Robinson. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former Irish president Mary Robinson is “dismayed at some of the media comments” on her visit to the ‘troubled’ Emirates princess which she undertook (...)