Category Archives: Dubai

Dubai: British newspaper editor gets 10 years' jail for wife's murder

Francis Matthew, former editor of the English-language Gulf News, had faced the possibility of the death penalty over the July 2017 killing

A British newspaper editor in Dubai has been was found guilty of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Francis Matthew was not present in the Dubai Court of the First Instance for the verdict read by Judge Fahad al-Shamsi, which is common in courts in the United Arab Emirates.

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Sridevi Kapoor: Bollywood star 'drowned in bath'

Authorities say cause of 54-year-old star’s death was ‘drowning following loss of consciousness’

Indian actor Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her hotel bath after losing consciousness, Dubai police have said.

The 54-year-old, who for years was one of Bollywood’s top stars, died late on Saturday while in Dubai for her nephew’s wedding.

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Dubai's archipelago of 300 artificial ‘countries’ is back in business – video

The World, a fantasy archipelago of 300 artificial ‘countries’, is being revived in Dubai. The first version, two miles off the coast, was killed off during the global financial crisis with $60m in debts. But now the project is back and it is promising to be bigger than ever. Can it succeed?   

The long read: the return of Dubai’s ultimate folly

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Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm

Sacked auditor says he was branded a troublemaker after telling bosses of his concerns about the Kaloti group

UK consultancy giant Ernst & Young has been accused of “unlawful, unprofessional and unethical” conduct over its relationship with a Dubai firm that was allegedly involved in money laundering and buying gold from conflict zones.

The claims are made in documents filed in the high court by lawyers acting for Amjad Rihan, a former partner at E&Y who exposed the alleged scandal three years ago. Rihan led a team given the job of auditing the Kaloti group, which at the time commanded half of Dubai’s gold refining market. His lawyers say that after blowing the whistle, Rihan was ordered by his employer to return to Dubai. He was dismissed when he refused.

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