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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

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 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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April 17, 2014

A reader calls for more number of buses on Abu Dhabi's busy routes. Other topics: The National's birthday, women, schools, India

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Recycling scheme needs education at the same time

April 15, 2014

Recycling needs education as well as just separate bins, a reader says. Other views: Maid's case, fashion abayas, financial dealings and camel blog.

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Leaving children in care of nannies is impractical

April 14, 2014

Readers say women should not be reliant on nannies for the care of their children. Other topics: desert, drugs, conservation

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Meadows people deserve better

April 13, 2014

A reader calls for proper maintenance of the lake at Meadows 9 in Dubai. Other topics: rents, cycling, UAE life, domestic abuse

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Speed is not the only danger on roads in the UAE

April 12, 2014

Lane discipline is also something endangering people on the roads, a reader says. Other topics: London attack, Musharraf's motives, tyre prices and countering Israel.

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Dubai support for Sikh temple demonstrates the UAE’s tolerance

April 10, 2014

Support by the ruler of Dubai for a Sikh temple shows the UAE's religious tolerance, readers say. Other topics: Malala film; James Hellweg; Mars mission; and Kaiser Chiefs

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Zayed’s vision has propelled UAE to prominence

April 9, 2014

A reader underlines various aspects of the UAE that make it one of the most livable countries in the world. Other topics: autism, national dress, driving, Musharraf

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Actors have love affair with politics

April 8, 2014

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Afghan polls make strong statement

April 7, 2014

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Why can’t Indian expatriates vote?

April 6, 2014

Indian expatriates express their frustration over their inability to vote in the elections. Other topics: leadership, health care, driving, apps