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 An Egyptian Orthodox Christian priest give communion during the Palm Sunday service inCairo, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

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

 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

 Hamburg players leave the field after the match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on March 30, 2014. AFP

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

 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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The Detroit Auto Show 2014 shows off Motown’s muscle and plenty of new models

January 16, 2014

The city may be bankrupt, but Detroit’s auto show is still the top place to show a car, David Booth writes.

Road test: 2014 Chevrolet Impala

July 18, 2013

Chevy's updated, enduring model is a family-sized success, writes Kevin Hackett.

Terrafugia Transition: flying cars roar into reality

May 24, 2013

The flying car concept took a while to become reality but in America a company is on the verge of offering a version to the public. While the cost may be high, so is confidence that there is a viable market.

Road Test: The Chevrolet Traverse is a crowd pleaser

April 5, 2013

Kevin Hackett sets aside his personal feelings and finds the Traverse is practical, quiet and comfortable, with excellent safety.

Stingray seizes spotlight at the US Expo

January 18, 2013

A full report of the North American International Auto Show from Detroit, US.

Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

December 21, 2012

Chevrolet's Camaro ZL1 Convertible is a fully blown muscle car that even your grandmother could drive.

My Car: Riding high in a Chevy Silverado suits her just fine

July 20, 2012

The 2008 Chevrolet pick-up was the first vehicle Meriem Cheikh-Aissa bought, and the sight of the 24-year-old in her red truck still turns heads.

Italian car designer Sergio Pininfarina created 'sculptures on wheels'

July 13, 2012

Sergio Pininfarina, who died last week age 85, exemplified an ability to sympathetically evolve a design while keeping its heritage totally intact.

Week in Motoring: Woman sues impound lot for Dh1.8 trillion

June 15, 2012

Chevy owner drives into GM HQ – twice; McLaren updates MP4-12C; exploding fuel tanks in heat is hoax; Lotus sacks chief executive.

Production of Colorado shows Chevrolet's close Thais to South East Asia

June 8, 2012

The US manufacturer is expanding its production in Thailand, and the 2012 Colorado pickup truck will be leading the way. Imthishan Giado took it out in the country's northern jungles to test its mettle.

Road Test: Chevrolet's new Malibu is a quiet, comfortable family car

April 20, 2012

An upgraded interior gives the Malibu more cruising appeal, with a lot of features you'd normally find on higher-priced cars.

Go Gear: Clocks made from tyres

April 20, 2012

If only rubber made time more flexible. Nonetheless, here are Motoring's three favourite tyre clocks.

2012 comfort versus 1968 style in Camaro match-up

March 9, 2012

When comparing a new Camaro with its classic predecessor, Neil Vorano wrestles with some old-school misconceptions.

Road Test: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a supercar at a budget price

February 17, 2012

This supercharged monster can challenge top European cars on a track, and it's a fraction of the cost, finds David Booth.