After sheikh’s cryptic poem, should his estranged wife fear the ...

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After sheikh’s cryptic poem, should his estranged wife fear the verse?

Eerily mentioning 'sharp blades', the Dubai leader's poem comes amid a bitter fight over their children

Steve Bird and Josie Ensor

The ruler of Dubai published an online poem about “shining swords with sharp blades” on the day his estranged wife asked a British judge to make an arranged marriage protection order.

The billionaire Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 70, posted a verse online called “Swords of the Excellencies” as Princess Haya attended the High Courts of Justice in London for the start of their bitter legal battle over their two children.

She was seen in public for the first time on Tuesday after fleeing the United Arab Emirates with the two children earlier in 2019 while apparently “in fear for her life”...

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