Sheik sued for alleged human trafficking

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A lawsuit has been filed against a sheik from Dubai, accusing the member of the nation's ruling family of human trafficking and slavery.

China, UAE look to boost oil, gas ties

BEIJING, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- China said it is ready to boost cooperation with the United Arab Emirates in the oil and gas sectors.

Educational standards focus of Dubai ruler

AMMAN, Jordan, May 19 (UPI) -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, has announced that he will give $10 billion to help raise his nation's standards of education. In what has been labeled as one of the world's most generous donations, the Dubai ruler recently said

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Former child camel jockeys compensated

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates is planning to give out $9 million to former child camel jockeys who had been employed in the country.

Horses owned by Dubai ruler to run in Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Eight horses owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, have been scheduled to run in Louisville, Ky. The horses, including a 3-year-old named Bernardini that has won six consecutive races, compete Satur

U.S. law firm files suit for camel jockeys

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A South Carolina law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing several Arab sheikhs of being involved in enslaving boys to be camel jockeys.

Entertainment mogul Austin returns home

AUSTELL, Ga., July 10 (UPI) -- Grammy winner Dallas Austin made his first appearance in his hometown of Austell, Ga., after getting a pardon on Middle East drug charges.

Untested colt sells for $16 million

MIAMI, March 2 (UPI) -- A nameless, unraced Florida-born colt has brought a record $16 million in a hectic auction at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens.

Dubai's Sheik Maktoum dies at age 62

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Dubai's ruler, Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, died Wednesday of undisclosed causes at age 62 while visiting Brisbane, Australia. Queensland Police spokeswoman Chelsea Roffey said Maktoum died at the Palazzo Versace hotel. Foul play was not suspecte

Ashado sets record for filly at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Ashado, a Kentucky-bred filly who has broken records as a racehorse, set a new record when she sold for $9 million at auction.

Keeneland yearling sale best in years

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- This year's Keeneland yearling sale in Kentucky brought in higher prices than breeders have seen in almost 20 years.

Sheik pays Keeneland record $9.7 mil

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai paid $9.7 million for a "very special" colt sired by Storm Cat and stakes-winning mare Tranquility Lake.

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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) shakes hand with UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on February 18, 2008. Al-Maktoum is the highest UAE official to visit Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (UPI Photo/Str)
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