Jan 02, 2013
Look Back 2012 China's roller-coaster year prompted questions over whether it would have a hard or a soft landing - and what that would mean for the global economy. Read Article Economic heavyweight China hopes for a soft landing
Jan 01, 2013
Saadiyat continues to host large-scale cultural attractions including Treasures of the World's Cultures - a major international exhibition. Read Article Cream of art world helps Saadiyat rise to the top
Look Back 2012 Last year began with warnings of a tough period ahead for Europe - and there is no sign of any quick fixes in 2013. Read Article The euro zone in 2012: Cuts, cuts, cuts and cuts again
Dec 31, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, we pick 16 of the most interesting albums of the year. Read Article Rounding up a torrent of music talent at the end of the year
This year, Bollywood turned towards fresh faces, stories and ideas.
Read Article In 2012, Indian film showed it's much more than Bollywood
Dec 30, 2012
Advances in Abu Dhabi include cancer registry, sick-note tracking and antibiotic research, while Dubai readies for mandatory insurance scheme.
Read Article Year of achievements for Abu Dhabi's health authority
At the start of 2012, Abu Dhabi made its health-care ambitions clear, by announcing plans to create 14 new medical facilities. Read Article Abu Dhabi's ambitious plans for better care
Dec 29, 2012
Look Back 2012 Throughout this year, it was the technology-related stories that most caught our readers' attention online at www.thenational.ae/business. In no particular order, here are the top 10 for this year. Read Article iPhone 5, Samsung SIII and Etisalat among top technology stories
Look Back 2012 The good times returned for retailers in 2012, with confidence high and many looking for new opportunities. Read Article Bright future in store for retailers
Verdicts due in a number of major death, drugs and security trials. The judiciary is also focusing on raising awareness of UAE law for residents and visitors
Read Article Judges in Abu Dhabi face a busy but significant year ahead
After a succession of expensive military endeavours and with waning influence, the US wants to leave the Middle East but can't find the right exit strategy, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
Read Article In Middle East politics, the US can't find the right exit strategy
The country's beloved African National Congress has changed, and probably for the worse. In the past 12 months the ruling party that was once safeguarded by Nelson Mandela has been plagued by scandal and rioting.
Read Article South Africa's painful slide through protest and scandal
Exhausted by life under military occupation, Palestinians generally seem more interested in putting food on the table than in political revolution, reports Joseph Dana.
Read Article The apathy that hangs over Palestine
Back injury forces former champion Venus Williams to pull out of the year's third tennis major. Rafael Nadal seeded fifth at Wimbledon
The United States and the Afghan government announce they will hold talks with the Taliban in Doha this week aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan. US to hold peace talks with Taliban
Take a look at the future of air travel from Abu Dhabi with a series of artists impressions of the new Midfield Terminal. In pictures: Abu Dhabi Airport's Midfield Terminal
A culinary map of the variety of Indian food organised by Indian states in just the two-kilometre radius of Karama in Dubai - often billed Little India. With map. A guide to Karama's Indian restaurants state by state
The days of taking one picture at a time on real film, rather than a disk, have never lost their romance. Neither have the images, a website is proving. Rym Ghazal reports Snapshots tell of the way we were
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