Time Frame: A town hall rises

October 21, 2014

Think spectacular buildings and Dubai comes to mind. The Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, the twisting Cayan Tower in the Marina and, of course, the Burj Al-Arabia.

The UAE through his lens: René Burri, 1933-2014

October 21, 2014

Rene Burri, the photographer who captured the embryonic UAE in a series of stunning images in the 1960s and 1970s, has died of cancer in his home city of Zurich in Switzerland. He was 81. Burri made several visits to the UAE, photographing daily life in Abu Dhabi, oil production on Das Island and encounters with the late Sheikh Zayed, the founding president.

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