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 Shah Rukh Khan performs at the IPL Gala dinner to open IPL VII at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Shah Rukh Khan stars at IPL Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

The superstar entertainer Shah Rukh Khan on stage last night at a gala dinner to launch the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.


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March 25, 2014

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March 20, 2014

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Scotland in familiar spot at Mena Tour opener

March 18, 2014

Zane Scotland is trying to extend an already-impressive feat this week at the Mena Tour’s season opener in Morocco as the Englishman shot a 4-under 68 on Tuesday and is two shots off the first-round lead at the Royal D’Anfa Open.

Zane Scotland is not looking back as he prepares for 2014 Mena Golf Tour

March 17, 2014

Zane Scotland is not resting on his laurels ahead of the 2014 Mena Golf Tour season, which starts Tuesday with back-to-back events in Morocco.

Yasin Ali swinging for a Mena Tour breakthrough

March 2, 2014

As the 2014 Mena Tour prepares to begin later this month in Morocco, Yasin Ali has stated his ambition to win for the first time.

Mena Golf Tour announces 2014 schedule with 10 tournaments retained

February 22, 2014

Region's top golf tour will once again start in Morocco and end with season finale in Al Ain.

Corfield wins Mena Golf Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship

November 13, 2013

Lee Corfield birdied the first extra hole in a play-off to win the Mena Golf Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

Faycal Serghini of Morocco shakes off slow start to grab Mena Tour lead

November 12, 2013

Faycal Serghini of Morocco backed up his opening-round 65 with another 65 to stand atop the leaderboard at the Mena Tour Championship, the season-ending event of the Mena Tour.

Chairman says Mena Tour has shown ‘strength and popularity’

November 10, 2013

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Monaco’s Piaget clinches Oman leg of Mena Tour in play-off

November 6, 2013

Five shots off the pace overnight, Sandro Piaget bounced back to win in a play-off over Joshua White.

Joshua White stays hot at Mena’s Ghala Valley Open

November 5, 2013

Joshua White backed up his record-setting first round with a solid three-under 69 Tuesday and continues to top the leaderboard at the Mena Tour’s inaugural Ghala Valley Open in Muscat, Oman.

Joshua White shoots course record at Ghala Valley

November 4, 2013

Englishman Joshua White stormed into the early lead as Morocco’s Faycal Serghini led the region’s charge on the opening day of the Mena Tour’s inaugural Ghala Valley Open at Muscat on Monday.

Eagle on last hole flies Lee Corfield to Mena title at Qatar Classic

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Lee Corfield celebrated his 31st birthday in style when he eagled the final hole to win the Mena Golf Tour’s Qatar Classic at the Doha Golf Club on Wednesday.

Tyler Hogarty heads Mena field at Qatar Open

October 28, 2013

Tyler Hogarty shot a three-under 69 to seize the early initiative in the Mena Tour’s inaugural Qatar Open at Doha Golf Club on Monday.