Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, one of six wives of the ruler of Dubai, has asked a U.K. court for protection after she fled the United Arab Emirates earlier this year with her two children. Princess Haya, 45, who is also the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, appeared on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. She requested a forced marriage protection order, intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, according to The Associated Press.
Police in Dubai say 17 people were killed when bus from Oman crashed in the United Arab Emirates. It said the dead included different nationalities, without elaborating. At least three others were injured in the crash. Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman, said the crash involving its Muscat-to-Dubai route happened at 6 p.m. Thursday. It said it would suspend the service for the immediate future.