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Sarah Geronimo brings her star power to Abu Dhabi this weekend

Ahead of her Abu Dhabi concert on Thursday night, we take a look at the Filipina singer Sarah Geronimo’s extraordinary career.

 Fatema holds a picture of her son Nurul Karim as she poses for a photograph in front of her slum house in Savar. Fatema lost her son Nurul Karim and her daughter Arifa, who were working on the fifth floor of Rana Plaza when it collapsed on April 24, 2013. All photos Andrew Biraj / Reuters

These women know the real price of cheap high street fashion

Survivors of the world's worst garment factory accident, struggle to rebuild their lives from the rubble of the Rana Plaza collapse as Bangladesh prepares to mark the first anniversary of the disaster.

 Visitors look at the medieval inventor Al Jazari’s water-powered Elephant Clock. The clock is on show at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at Sharjah Expo Centre. Photos Antonie Robertson / The National

1001 Inventions: in praise of Islam’s gifts to the world

Down the centuries, from camera obscura to designing a sail that allowed early seafarers to tack into the wind, Muslim scientists have made many significant contributions to science. Rym Ghazal and Asmaa Al Hameli visit an exhibition in Sharjah that celebrates those contributions

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Iranian workers at the Iran Khodro auto plant in Tehran on March 18. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

Iran’s love of cars survives devastating sanctions

Sanctions and energy subsidy reductions might have hurt the Iranian automotive industry. But car makers at one factory are still optimistic, Yeganeh Salehi reports from Tehran

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Disney confirms that Star Wars: Episode 7 is filming in Abu Dhabi desert

Disney yesterday confirmed that the filming of Star Wars: Episode 7 is taking place in the desert in Abu Dhabi.


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Diego Maradona less than impressed as his daughter is cast as Pele’s offspring in Argentina theatre production

February 25, 2014

"[Diego] didn’t show up to watch it, but Dalma told me he didn’t like it and said that when he comes he will kill me,” said the Argentine director Jose Maria Muscari, referring to his latest show Familia de Mujeres.

Hector Cuper opposite side of coin from Diego Maradona

November 14, 2013

If Diego Maradona, even in his 50s, remains impulsive, whimsical, given to extravagant gesture, Hector Cuper has always seemed the professional epitome of stoicism, a person for whom order and discretion are bred into his bones.

Hector Cuper makes no promises after he is named Al Wasl manager

November 14, 2013

Al Wasl have confirmed Hector Cuper as their manager after he signed an 18-month deal in Dubai on Thursday. Cuper replaces Laurent Banide, who departed last month after a run of poor results.

Diego Maradona will continue as the Dubai sports ambassador

July 10, 2013

Argentine great, formerly coach of Arabian Gulf League side Al Wasl, agrees to one-year extension.

Pro League: Al Wasl unveil Laurent Banide as their new manager

May 28, 2013

Frenchman signs two-year deal and will take over from Eid Baroot at Dubai football club. John McAuley reports.

Diego Maradona to continue as Dubai's sports ambassador

May 7, 2013

Dubai Sports Council sees no reason not to renew contract with Argentine legend, formerly Al Wasl manager. Ahmed Rizvi reports.

Living in Dubai has made me a calmer person, claims Diego Maradona

April 17, 2013

The former Al Wasl coach says his time in the UAE has brought him peace after living life at a "Formula One" pace - and he wants to stay on beyond his time as the city's sports ambassador

Diego Maradona shows he still has the fire in his belly

March 30, 2013

Even at 52, defeat clearly still rankles the man with the magic feet as the Argentine showed in an over 38 match in Dubai.

Diego Maradona is DSC football team's not-so secret weapon

March 27, 2013

The Dubai Sports Council's Over 38 team have an ace up their sleeve as they aim to progress to the knockout stages of the 7 Up Dubai Government Entities Football League.

Abdullah Hareb sets focus on new direction for Al Wasl after returning as chairman

March 16, 2013

The former officlal returns to the Zabeel Stadium hotseat with the ambition of blooding more academy players with nothing to play for this season.

Pro League: Diego Maradona open to return as Al Wasl coach

March 13, 2013

Argentine football legend, who managed the UAE football club for one season, is delighted to hear about resignation of board, responsible for his ouster.

I want to see my new son play for Argentina with Messi and Aguero's kids, admits Maradona

February 20, 2013

The former Al Wasl coach plans to return to Argentina when his contract as Dubai's sports ambassador expires this summer to see newborn Diego Fernando.

"Each of those players is a star": Diego Maradona gives his support to UAE's Gulf Cup finalists

January 16, 2013

The former Al Wasl manager, now Dubai's sporting ambassador, backed Mahdi Ali's side to lift the Gulf Cup on Friday after watching their dramatic late victory over Kuwait.

The mutual appreciation society

December 29, 2012

Jose Mourinho and Diego Maradona, two of footballs's most outspoken figures, closed the opening day of the seventh annual Dubai International Sports Conference.