A Saudi Prince is the subject of an arrest warrant based on allegations that he kidnapped his daughter and held her in the Royal Kingdom in violation of a French family court order awarding custody to the girl’s French Jewish mother.  Digital Journal called the French custody order “meaningless” in light of a conflicting Saudi Shari’a law favoring the father.  Diplomatic negotiations have failed, and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not ratified the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  The Prince told The Telegraph, “France hasn’t got the right to take her back.  She is a Saudi citizen and a  princess.  They cannot oblige a princess to leave this country.”

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