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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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Sharjah Ruler establishes new roads and transport authority in public-sector reform

January 16, 2014

The government of Sharjah has issued a raft of decrees promising wide-ranging reforms to the emirate’s public sector.

UAE ‘a hub of international economy’ thanks to union, Fujairah Ruler says

December 1, 2013

Unity of the emirates has made the country an international economic hub, says ruler of Fujairah.

Sharjah Ruler hails efforts and ‘struggle’ of Founding Rulers who worked to form union

December 1, 2013

Residents should use National Day as an 'opportunity to encourage all to achieve their hopes and our hope', the Ruler of Sharjah said in a speech to mark the 42nd anniversary of the union.

'Honour the workers, not me,' says Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed

December 30, 2012

On the occasion of the seventh anniversary of his accession, the Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE has urged residents to celebrate the emirate's 'unknown soldiers'.


Leaders pay final respects to UAE media pioneer Sheikh Ahmed

November 30, 2012

Sheikh Ahmed was a close adviser and maternal cousin to the country's founding President, Sheikh Zayed, and uncle to the President, Sheikh Khalifa.

30 years of service to Sharjah

November 13, 2012

The saying that behind every great man is a great woman rings particularly true in the Arab world, where the feminine influence is often working to bring change.

Dubai peace prize aims to rival Nobel in prestige

May 18, 2012

Board behind the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace seek to "spread the inspiring values of Islam throughout the world".