A cook wearing a face mask works at a restaurant at a food court in Wuhan. The spike in new cases comes as a World Health Organisation team of experts investigating the origins of the pandemic is set to arrive on Thursday in Wuhan. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

China posted its biggest daily jump in Covid-19 cases in more than five months on Wednesday, stepping up containment measures that have seen four citi(...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, 2018 shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum having a meal with former president of the Republic Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: AFP/Ho/Wam

The dramatic finding by a UK family court that the ruler of Dubai organised the abduction of two of his daughters turns the focus again on a controver(...)

Jordanian Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and her then husband, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum,  at Royal Ascot in June, 2010. Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, orchestrated a campaign “aimed at intimidating and frightening” his former wife(...)

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(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with Princess Haya, the most visible and glamorous of  his reported six wives, at the Epsom Derby festival  in England on June 3rd, 2017. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on(...)

 Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum  at the Epsom Derby in June 2017, in Epsom, England. Photograph: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A legal battle between two of the most prominent Middle Eastern royals has been launched in London. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, daughter of the lat(...)

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 (...)

Owner Dheikh Fahad Al Thani shows his delight after Elm Park won the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last weekend.

Z Capital Partners, a $1.8 billion (€1.4 billion) US investment fund, is the second bidder for the €180 million debt of the Racing Post to be dissa(...)

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