The blessed fruit of Palestine

October 19, 2014

It is “a blessed fruit” according to the Prophet Muhammed in a hadith. For the farmers of the Palestinian territories, the olive is also the key to their survival. This is the season of harvest, when the fruit is gently shaken from the trees and crushed in a traditional stone press to produce a golden green liquid that carries the warmth of the Sun and the taste of the land.

Inside India - October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

Our weekly view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent.

Region in Focus - Fashion Week in Istanbul

October 17, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ban Ki-moon hugs Palestinian Mohammed Abed Al Daye

October 16, 2014

Mohammed Abed Al-Dayem lost both of his legs when Israeli shelling hit the UN-run school where they took refuge during conflict between Israel and Hamas, his father was killed while his mother lost her right eye in the same incident. Mohammed picture was featured in newspapers around the world this week after being hugged by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon while he was visiting at a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip.

Time Frame: Balance of power

October 14, 2014

As the first batch of National Service recruits continue their training, here is a reminder of army service in the past.

Focal Point: Caught with camera

October 13, 2014

It's a phrase that has been kicking around photo departments for years: 'pictures of people taking pictures.'

Inside India: October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014

Our weekly view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent.

Best photography from around the world, Oct. 8

October 8, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world

The Colors of Rabat

October 7, 2014

Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj wandered Rabat, Morocco making photographs of the city’s colourful buildings and textured street life. UNESCO designated Rabat a World Heritage Site two years ago and media and tour operators have labeled it a “must-see destination” yet it seems the tourism industry has yet to experience the impact.

Time Frame: Fishing into the past

October 7, 2014

With the arrival of the cooler weather this month (inshallah), it’s time to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the UAE.