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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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On freedom’s trail in Boston

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Lucy Barnard takes the Freedom Trail in Boston.

My Kind of Place: Auckland, New Zealand

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Kipat Wilson's guide to Auckland, New Zealand.

My kind of place: Miami

April 3, 2014

There’s a whole lot more to the Sunshine State’s most flamboyant city than its golden beaches, writes Sarah Gilbert.

The Riviera riches of Monaco

March 27, 2014

My kind of place: Elegance, opulence and highly iconic sights dominate the tiny Mediterranean principality, writes Mary Novakovich.

My Kind of Place: Chisinau, Moldova

February 27, 2014

My kind of place: A former workhorse for the Soviet Union, the mostly unsung European capital has old-world charm, writes Kit Gillet.

Hotel Insider: Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

January 30, 2014

David Whitley checks into the heart of Melbourne's city centre.

My Kind of Place: Swiss mountain bliss in St Moritz

January 9, 2014

This southern resort has chills and thrills, but its modern luxuries can also warm your senses, writes Mary Novakovich.

Thiruvananthapuram is India's evergreen destination

December 5, 2013

My kind of place: A mix of foliage-filled hills and thriving commercial hot spots, Kerala’s capital always delights, writes Shoba Narayan.

Sold on Marrakech

November 27, 2013

Local shopping has never been as buyer-friendly in Marrakech as it is now as a new generation of designers merge traditional skills with sophisticated sensibilities, creating goodies sequin-encrusted kaftans, clutches made from kilim rugs, ceramic...

A Thanksgiving treat in Philadelphia, the dark horse of the east coast

November 14, 2013

My kind of place: With strong historical links, Philly is also a must for foodies – and not just for its cheesesteaks, writes Sophie Robehmed.

An uprising of art in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap

November 7, 2013

My kind of place: The gateway to Angkor is developing into a cultural hub beyond its enticing historic landmarks, writes Sarah Gilbert.

Australia has found its independent voice

September 30, 2013

With more flight connections from the UAE than ever, Graham Boynton embarks on a five-city foray across Australia to offer an insider’s guide to the restaurants, spas, day trips and other cultural experiences that will translate your next...

Stockholm - now just five hours from Dubai

September 26, 2013

A new Emirates route from Dubai to Stockholm makes the Swedish capital accessible for a weekend break, says Rosemary Behan.

In pictures: Swedish cornucopia

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