Focal Point: A photo finish

April 27, 2015

A great sports picture usually features either peak action or reaction, however this image by staff photographer Mona Al Marzooqi, taken last weekend at the Final Annual Camel Races Festival in Al Wathba, has both in one frame.

Inside India: April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015

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

Region in focus: April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

Time Frame: Just a stone’s throw from the tropics

April 21, 2015

There is a sense of tranquillity about this image that makes it particularly appropriate for a spring weekend in 2015.

Foreign fighters of Kurdish military

April 21, 2015

International fighters, some of whom are former members of the military and others with zero combat experience came to Syria to help Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic State group jihadists. Since very few YPG fighters speak English, the foreign fighters are mostly assigned together in troops. Photos by Uygar Onder Simsek / AFP

Focal Point: A tall tale

April 20, 2015

While on assignment at Al Ain Zoo last month, staff photographer Pawan Singh captured this wonderful image of a giraffe framed between trees.

Inside India: April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

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

Region in focus - April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

Time Frame: The dizzying heights of culture

April 14, 2015

With its apparently thick impasto, abstract forms and construction lines clearly visible, Galen Clarke’s aerial shot of Saadiyat Island looks like the stuff of art history – and in many ways it is.

Focal Point: A tiny planet

April 13, 2015

Dubai can be so exotic that it sometimes feels like another planet, and thanks to this polar panoramic, here it visually becomes a world of its own.