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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

 Residential buildings near the Al Qasba area in Sharjah. Pawan Singh / The National

Sharjah rents rise as Dubai property crunch drive residents north

Apartment rents jumped 7 per cent from the previous quarter, taking the annual increase to 38 per cent according to a report from Asteco.

 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.

 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi plays with a rugby ball during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona in Sant Joan Despi, April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

In pictures: Barca play a little rugby before Copa del rey final

Barcelona and Real Madrid will play in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night but the day before the match, Braca players played a little rugby during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain. Barca meet Real Madrid on Wednesday at 11.30pm (UAE time) and the match will be on BeIn Sports.


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One in four UAE residents ignore digestive problems, survey shows

April 3, 2014

Many UAE residents may want to improve their digestive health, a survey has suggested.

UAE seizes tens of thousands of narcotics

March 9, 2014

Tens of thousands of narcotic pills that were being smuggled into the country illegally have been seized by authorities, the Ministry of Health reported.

UAE considering standardised contract for domestic workers

March 1, 2014

The contract aims to provide guarantees for both parties to a contract and to set obligations for domestic help recruitment agencies.

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.

Hundreds of expats failed mandatory UAE health check in Ajman last year

February 10, 2014

The tests check for HIV-Aids, hepatitis B, tuberculosis and other diseases, and are part of work permit and residence visa procedures for all expatriates.

Northern Emirates nurses who can’t afford medical treatment for themselves

January 14, 2014

Some nurses in the Northern Emirates are among the workers who do not have full medical insurance and suffer hardships as they struggle to look after themselves and their families.

UAE slashes cost of diabetes drugs by more than 80%

December 31, 2013

The cuts are part of the fourth round of reductions announced in November

UAE health chiefs warn over ‘dangerous’ dietary supplement

December 29, 2013

The Ministry of Health has requested that all quantities of Mass Destruction, a dietary supplement and muscle-building product, be pulled from the market because of its dangerous health effects.

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.

Medicine costs in UAE slashed by up to 60%

November 14, 2013

The move is the fourth wave of price cuts announced by the Ministry of Health in the past two years.

Elderly Emiratis a key part of family life

October 5, 2013

The over-60s in the UAE represent just 4 per cent of the local population, but in another 40 years it will be closer to 20 per cent.

Law to unify medical licensing throughout UAE

August 29, 2013

Dr Amin Al Amiri, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and assistant undersecretary for medical practice and licensing, said the law would standardise all aspects of medical services in both the private and public sectors.

Agreement lets cancer patients in Dubai focus on treatment

June 19, 2013

Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation will cover cost of treatment, accommodation and medication.

FNC calls for Down syndrome support for all UAE children

June 9, 2013

FNC member calls for better healthcare options for Down syndrome infants and their parents.