May 09, 2013
The Respect MP speaks exclusively to The National a year after he returned to UK parliamentary politics. Read Article George and his dragons: Galloway remains a thorn in the side of the Establishment
May 04, 2013
A new television channel in Abu Dhabi aimed at an Iraqi audience offers a daily news component as well as lighter programming focusing on youth culture, sport, music, comedy and history, writes Yasmine Al-Kuttab
Read Article New Iraqi TV channel based in Abu Dhabi strives for unity, not division
May 04, 2013
How long can the nation's distinct brand of 21st-century socialism survive the death of its charismatic architect?
Read Article After the death of Chavez, Venezuela remains in flux
May 01, 2013
Sandstorms are a blot on the regional horizon, particularly as their intensity and frequency has grown in recent years. But what can be done to minimise or reduce their impact? On May 5, writes Mitya Underwood, experts gather in
Abu Dhabi to discuss this complex issue
Read Article Destructive sandstorms in Middle East topic of UN task force
Apr 27, 2013
The first terrorist attack in the US since the advent of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter had the effect of turning millions of people into amateur cyber-sleuths. John Henzell reports on the benefits and limitations of crowdsourcing a manhunt Read Article Information received by Boston police from public via social media was more noise than knowledge
Apr 27, 2013
The data experts Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger say the use of complex algorithms – think Google, Amazon, etc – has forever changed the way we live, work and think, and mostly for the better.
Read Article Viktor Mayer-Schönberger: 'More data is being collected and stored about each one of us than ever before'
Apr 25, 2013
Israel’s integration into European competitions, despite its refusal to revive peace talks with the Palestinians, respect human rights and halt illegal settlement, is, according to critics, contrary to sporting values. Read Article Israeli football, racism and politics: The ugly side of the beautiful game
Apr 20, 2013
To better understand how wars are likely to be fought in the future, defence experts gathered in Abu Dhabi to exchange ideas, writes John Henzell
Read Article Defence experts brainstorm in Abu Dhabi on IEDs, video games and Donald Rumsfeld
Apr 18, 2013
Parents in bitterly impoverished Mozambique are dying and leaving thousands of children behind, but help is arriving in this proud African nation, writes Mark Angeles
Read Article Children of Mozambique are the innocent victims of Aids
Apr 13, 2013
An anthropology professor talks to Mitya Underwood about the religious, medical, social, economic and legal issues surrounding organ transplantation in Egypt
Read Article Is there a disconnect between Islam and organ transplantation in Egypt?