British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on a spying charge last week, has been pardoned.
The United Arab Emirates are considering clemency for a British academic jailed for life in the country, an official has announced today.
The Conservative MP has said the jailing of Matthew Hedges could result in a breakdown of the mutual defence treaty between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
The chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has said the UAE sentencing student Matthew Hedges for life is "absurd" and "quite clearly a mistake".
Sheikh Nahjan Mubarak al Nahjan has said mosques should have licences
Scottish man Jamie Harron has now been released after being arrested for public indecency for allegedly putting his hand on another man in a bar
The Foreign Secretary said Sirte could be the next Dubai if they cleared away dead bodies at a fringe event at the Tory Party Conference
Zahraa al-Musawi claims 'irrationality' leads women to be upset about their husbands having another wife
Yingluck Shinawatra was found guilty of criminal negligence by the Supreme Court and sentenced in absentia
23-year-old Jamil Ahmed Mukadam faces a six-month jail term for sticking the middle finger up during a row on the roads
An elite force lead by the United Arab Emirates saw the fighters leave without resistance
The government in Doha is currently embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with five other gulf countries
The country has been in a diplomatic dispute after it claims Qatar has been working to destabilise the Persian Gulf
The US president has been vocal on many different issues and blasted numerous people over the course of his presidency
Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara has announced there is to a ban on the station in the country and occupied territories
The skydive was one of the biggest moments of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
The woman filed a criminal complaint about the man when he tried to sabotage her wedding plans in the UK
The Washington Post has claimed a false news story created by the UAE on a government website created the current diplomatic crisis
United Arab Emirates' foreign affairs minister Anwar Gargash claims Al-Jazeera incites hostility, violence and discrimination
Five countries in the Persian Gulf have cut ties with Doha over allegations it is bolstering instability in the region
The United Arab Emirates has cut ties with Qatar in an escalating diplomatic crisis
Five Gulf countries have severed all diplomatic ties with Qatar in an escalating dispute
The competition was awarded to Qatar amid huge controversy in 2010, and the Twitterati are now urging football's governing body to reverse its decision
They have accused the nation of backing militant groups like Isis, which it has denied by saying the claim has 'no basis in fact'
The ban prevents carrying anything larger than a mobile phone in carry-on luggage from eight countries in North Africa and the Middle East
The man had travelled to the airport, but then couldn't remember where he was supposed to fly to and ended up wandering around on a beach
South African national Emlyn Culverwell and his Ukrainian fiance Iryna Nohai were arrested for having sex outside of marriage, which is illegal in the United Arab Emirates
A woman who was arrested for extra-martial sex after telling police she'd been raped has had charges against her dropped, as police claim the incident was consensual
A British woman has been arrested in Dubai and charged with extra-marital sex, after telling to police that she had been raped, according to reports