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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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UAE special needs driver honoured for accident-free record

April 16, 2014

A Moroccan driver with special needs has been driving accident-free since obtaining his UAE licence in 2010.

Emirati motorist dies after car plunges into RAK ravine

April 15, 2014

The 24-year-old Emirati motorist was on his way home when his car veered off the road and ended up on its roof

One man dead in early morning Dubai crash

April 15, 2014

A man was killed after he crashed his lorry into another vehicle in the early hours of the morning.

Proposed new federal traffic laws target distracted drivers across the UAE

April 14, 2014

UAE’s Federal Traffic Council recently debated major changes to traffic laws that, if approved by the Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Cabinet, will result in stiff fines for distracted drivers.

11 pedestrians killed jaywalking on Dubai’s roads in 2014

April 13, 2014

Police have launched a campaign to reduce the number of run-over fatalities on the emirate’s roads.


Abu Dhabi’s 10 most dangerous roads: 26 deaths so far this year

April 10, 2014

Increased patrolling, installation of radars and signs that clearly specify the speed at which the radars are set all helped to reduce the number of traffic accidents, police said.

Emirati teenager dies in Sharjah car crash

April 10, 2014

A 19-year-old man has died after a crash in Sharjah.

Almost 95,000 Toyotas to be recalled from UAE’s roads

April 9, 2014

Al-Futtaim Motors, the local distributor of the world’s biggest car maker, is recalling Yaris, Camry, RAV4 and Hilux vehicles, among others.

Rules and sustainable transport will cut road deaths, UAE experts say

April 9, 2014

The private sector was also urged to contribute to building sustainable transport, which would in turn reduce fatalities and financial losses, experts said.

Stricter tyre regulations will reduce accidents, UAE experts say

April 9, 2014

Increasing awareness about the dangers of unsafe and improperly maintained tyres is essential, experts said.


Abu Dhabi Police warn motorists against using faulty tyres

April 8, 2014

Poor quality tyres caused 13 traffic accidents that killed one person and wounded three others in the first two months of 2014.

Dubai motorists commit half a million traffic offences in first two months of 2014

April 6, 2014

'Speeding remains the leading cause of fatal traffic accidents,' says traffic police chief Col Saif Al Mazroui.


UAE experts welcome fewer road deaths

April 2, 2014

Figures released by the Traffic Public Prosecution Service show that 45 people were killed in road accidents between January to March 2014.

Corporate social responsibility should be UAE goal

April 1, 2014

Adopting a strategic corporate social responsibility initiative that looks beyond philanthropy will help companies in the GCC achieve a place in the global market, experts said.