Three Asian housemaids are on trial in Ras Al Khaimah on charges of taking photographs of their female Emirati employer while asleep.
The eldest maid denied she was involved in the act while another maid is on holiday in her home country.
The Emirati told the court she insists on their trial on the grounds their act amounted to a “breach of trust".
“One maid confessed that she and the other two maids agreed to take shots of their employer while asleep, but that they have not used them any where,” the Arabic language daily Alittihad said.
It said the court adjourned hearings to the end of this month.
Sharjah child dies eating sweets, crisps
A two-year-old Egyptian girl died of food poisoning after having sweets and packed crisps bought in Sharjah while her elder brother escaped.
Doctors at Al Qassimi Hospital said Habiba Abdul Rahman died of dehydration that also affected her heart following persistent vomiting and diarrhea while they managed to save her six-year-old brother.
The father, Hisham Abdul Rahman, said his children suffered from severe stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea after having packed crisp, juice and sweets bought from local shops and a mall in the emirate.
“Habiba was treated at a special medical centre and taken home on Friday…at home, she had another vomiting bout and was rushed to hospital again…doctors tried to save her but she died..her brother Abdul Rahman is still in hospital in stable condition,” Sharjah-based Al Khaleej daily said.
Dead dummy' triggers panic on Saudi road
Drivers jammed a road in Saudi Arabia while some women screamed after seeing a presumed local man dangling by a rope from a causeway above their heads. The man later turned out to be a dummy.
Police said they were flooded by calls from drivers about the dead man, who was first believed to have committed a suicide and hanged himself by the causeway on the road just outside the southern Saudi town of Abha.
“Police rushed to the scene and took the body down…it turned out to be a dummy dressed in a white dishdasha (gown),” Sabq daily said.
“It was clear that some young men hanged that dummy by the bridge to harass people and cause panic, mainly among women.”
Child killed after falling on knife
A five-year-old Saudi boy was killed after falling on a knife that was fixed upwards at his house in the Gulf Kingdom.
Newspapers said the boy was rushed to hospital after the knife pierced into his chest but died shortly after arrival.
“His father told police it was an accident as the boy fall on the knife while he was playing,” Sabq daily said in a report from the northwestern town of Tabarjal.