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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

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

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.


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Dana Gas-KRG legal dispute worsens, says CEO

November 4, 2013

Dana Gas, the Sharjah-based fuel producer, reported revenue growth of 21 per cent for the third quarter thanks to revived output in Egypt.

Dana Gas seeks arbitration for $430m in unpaid invoices against Kurdish government

October 22, 2013

The rift between Dana Gas and the Kurdistan Regional Government is rapidly widening as the Sharjah-based fuel producer launched arbitration proceedings against the KRG.

Green light for Abu Dhabi’s Taqa to pump Kurdish Iraq oil

October 7, 2013

Taqa has won the green light to pump oil at the Atrush block in Iraqi Kurdistan alongside American and Canadian partners.

Crescent CEO backs aid plan for jobs crisis

September 14, 2013

A prominent UAE businessman is calling for an Arab-led multilateral policy response that would tackle youth unemployment, a fundamental cause behind the regional political turmoil.

Dana Gas facility in Iraq repaired

July 23, 2013

Dana Gas and its parent company Crescent Petroleum have repaired their liquefied petroleum gas facility in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Oil frontier in Iraq loses its allure

December 7, 2012

The Kurdish region has begun to lose some its allure within the oil industry as the dispute over energy autonomy between Baghdad and Erbil rumbles on.


Dana Gas receives welcome boost with $50m Iraq payment

December 6, 2012

Dana Gas's finances were given a shot in the arm this week as the company received payments worth nearly $50 million for gas produced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Dana shares plunge as sukuk deadline passes

November 1, 2012

It goes down to the wire, as Dana Gas reaches a $920m sukuk maturity deadline - but all parties are still in talks.

Dana Gas rebounds despite missed bond deadline

November 1, 2012

Abu Dhabi-listed shares jump by 4.8 per cent, as sources close to the company say a standstill agreement is in place over sukuk.

Arab roots a boon in Crescent Petroleum expansion

October 31, 2012

Crescent Petroleum is planning an entrance into Libya and post-Arab Spring nations.

Crescent will not bail out Dana Gas

October 31, 2012

Dana Gas' biggest investor has definitely ruled out a bailout days before a US$920 bond matures.

Oil deal between Baghdad and Erbil could spell big windfall

September 20, 2012

A breakthrough deal between Baghdad and Erbil will allow UAE companies with assets in Kurdistan to cash in.

Sukuk deal speculation lifts Dana Gas

September 20, 2012

Dana Gas surged the most in almost six months after the company's biggest shareholder said he was optimistic that a resolution with investors could be reached over the repayment of a US$1 billion sukuk due next month.

Dana Gas wins confidence of major shareholder in sukuk talks

September 19, 2012

Dana Gas, the Sharjah producer, is making progress on renegotiating a US$920 million sukuk due next month and could soon begin receiving payments from regional concessions, said a top shareholder.