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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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Flappy Bird may fly again

March 12, 2014

Popular app Flappy Bird, which was taken offline a month ago, may be resurrected again.

How games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds and Clash of Clans take your money

March 1, 2014

Once players have downloaded a free game, the designers want to keep them playing, hopefully with 10-20 minute bouts during the day and a longer session or two in the evening.

Top 10 games of 2013

December 29, 2013

From BioShock Infinite to Assassin's Creed IV, here are the top 10 best video games of 2013.

PS4 to hit UAE shelves on weekend but gamers told to prepare for early sell-out

December 8, 2013

Gamers will likely to be left disappointed as retailers warn that strong demand and the influx of pre-orders mean that fewer consoles will be available on shop floors when the game console hits UAE markets on 13 December.

Five best games exclusive to Xbox One

November 26, 2013

With the Xbox One already making waves across the world, here’s are the best exclusive launch games.

Gaming news: Sunset Overdrive landing in 2014

November 26, 2013

Plus: The Hobbit to go the Lego way.

Gaming news: One million PS4s sold on first day

November 19, 2013

Plus: the rumour mill is starting to turn regarding the fourth instalment of Fallout.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes is chock-a-block with fun

November 19, 2013

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s Lego’s next ridiculous block-tastic take on the superhero world.

This week in gaming news: Minecraft to come out on PS4 and Xbox One

November 13, 2013

Plus Xbox One's voice command feature isn't quite cooperative

High-octane it still is but creativity takes a hit in Call of Duty: Ghosts

November 13, 2013

While the Call of Duty instalment features the same tried and tested format as before, it remains as the king of shoot-em-up multiplayers.

Batman videogame prequel avoids the pitfalls of the genre

November 5, 2013

Batman goes back to his crime-fighting roots in the latest, but perhaps not quite greatest, in the gritty Arkham series

Microsoft not passing our faces onto NSA

November 5, 2013

You don’t want Obama finding out where you’re hiding during a particularly tense game of Call of Duty multiplayer.

South Park game could be that rare thing: a crossover hit

November 5, 2013

South Park: The Stick of Truth could be one of the few crossover success stories.

Immerse yourself in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

October 29, 2013

Assassin’s Creed takes the next adventure of its ‘historical tourism’ series to the high seas with Black Flag.

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