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 A supporter of India’s ruling Congress Party wears a mask of leader Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Mumbai, India. Kevin Frayer / Getty

Best photography from around the world, April 21

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

 Bloom Properties' Al Bateen Waterfront project in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy Bloom Properties

Bloom Properties starts work on Al Bateen Waterfront project

The development will feature 225 residential apartments of one to four bedrooms, a 200-room five-star hotel with 57 serviced apartments, and a 3,000 square metre retail space

 David Moyes has led Manchester United to seventh in the Premier League, six points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United require ‘radical surgery’ from top to bottom

'Moyes is not a bad manager ... However, he is doing a spectacularly bad job at United' writes Richard Jolly of Manchester United, arguing wholesale changes at the club are now necessary.

 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 Jia Ruhan sang as a guest singer in famous pianist Robert Wells's concert 'rockabilly-medley' in November 2012. Handout

Meet the pop star who is key to China’s superpower ambitions

Before Beijing can achieve its ambitions to be a superpower it will need to become a respected soft power. That's where Jia Ruhan comes in.

 Screen shot from Vin Deisel's facebook page of he and Michelle Rodriguez in Abu Dhabi for the filming of Fast & Furious 7. April 2014

Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy

Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.


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UAE calls for stronger cybercrimes laws

April 2, 2014

Experts at the International Cybercrimes Conference in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday said international cooperation would help catch offenders.

UN legal expert recommends improvements to UAE judiciary

February 5, 2014

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers said in her preliminary observations that the UAE's judicial system has made progress but outlined some of the challenges it still faced. Gabriela Knaul concluded her nine-day visit...

Expats told not to fear justice system in the UAE

February 2, 2014

Of 118 complaints to the Judicial Department in the last six months of last year, only two were from non-Emiratis.

UAE legal experts welcome court changes

September 16, 2013

Amendments to the 1992 Code of Civil Procedures were approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Speedy proceedings in UAE courts will benefit all

September 15, 2013

Changes to the country's judicial system will result in quicker proceedings and rulings for everyone in the country.

Dubai courts open for tours and public's verdict

August 30, 2013

In a bid to enhance trust in legal processes, the emirate's courts picked up on a Twitter follower's suggestion for tours of the judicial system┐s workings.

UAE banks want special courts on complaints against customers

March 13, 2013

The UAE's banking industry has recommended that the Government establish specialised commercial courts for lawsuits by financial firms.


New law seeks greater power and independence for UAE justice system

June 27, 2012

A constitutional amendment aimed at providing complete autonomy for the Judiciary Department and greater power for judges was passed by the Federal National Council yesterday.

Health insurance creates uncertainty for ministers

January 18, 2012

Two different ministers say that putting in place a nationwide health insurance scheme for Emiratis is not the responsibility of their portfolio.