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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 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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Dh21 million plan to find and develop UAE’s most talented children

March 13, 2014

The Ministry of Education wants to unify talent development programmes under one umbrella and build a dedicated centre for public schools' brightest pupils.

Smartphone apps honoured at UAE government summit

February 13, 2014

The Best M-Government Service Award honoured individuals and companies that have produced apps to improve life across the country.

2013 a banner year in UAE education

January 1, 2014

The Ministry of Education outlines its achievements for 2013 and sets out plans for coming new year.


Happy New Year holiday for UAE’s private and public sector

December 25, 2013

New Year’s Day will be a public holiday for all federal government workers and private sector workers, according to the state news agency Wam.

UAE turns to Unicef to help curb obesity among children

December 23, 2013

Officials hope a Unicef-designed joint programme can help schools take a more interactive approach to teaching students about healthy lifestyles.

UAE public school students will not have to choose between arts and science, FNC hears

November 23, 2013

A decades old system requiring pupils as young as 15 to choose between arts and science at school will be dissolved, says the Minister of Education.

Etisalat starts YouTube channel Duroosi with Google and UAE Ministry of Education

October 20, 2013

Etisalat has made a foray into online education by partnering with the Ministry of Education and Google to develop online tutorials for Grade 11 and 12 students.

Students in Dubai offered new paths to a job

August 20, 2013

Universities such as Amity and Heriot-Watt will add degrees in tourism and hospitality, engineering and accounting, bringing the number of courses available at Dubai International Academic City institutions to 355.

FNC to push for shorter hours in UAE schools

June 10, 2013

Since the school day was lengthened in 2009, the member says, pupils have been caught between homework and family time.

University moves to Dh200m campus and opens schools

May 11, 2013

DUBAI // Amity University is to move to a purpose-built Dh200 million campus.The institution has only been open in Dubai International Academic City for two years.

Corporal punishment ban makes discipline 'almost impossible' say UAE teachers

May 7, 2013

Take our poll: Expat and Emirati teachers complain that since beating children with sticks was banned, they have no authority in classrooms or any way of controlling pupils.

Arab Spring will lead to teacher shortage for UAE private schools

May 7, 2013

Turmoil in the region will lead to a shortage of teachers for private schools next year, the head of the Sharjah Education Zone has warned.

UAE students choosing against universities that focus solely on US-style education

April 2, 2013

Universities using curriculums other than solely American are attracting more enrolments in a trend towards more multicultural knowledge.


FNC member asks minister to make UAQ school top priority

March 20, 2013

The dilapidated condition of the Al Raeefa school in Umm Al Quwain has been highlighted by a member of the Federal National Council.