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Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

 Falconry is an activity where they demonstrate how falcons catch prey while flying at a speed of almost 360 kilometres per hour. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National

In pictures: Adventure in the desert at Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Sarab

Mohammad Ashfaq, an adventure guide at the Qasr Al Sarab resort, Abu Dhabi, showcases a day in his working life.

 JP Duminy played a cameo knock of 52 not out from 35 balls to tip the game in Delhi Daredevils' favour. Pawan Singh / The National

Kolkata Knight Riders lose way as Duminy sizzles for Delhi Daredevils

JP Duminy keeps his head as cameo at the death helps swing it in Delhi's favour in Dubai after captain Karthik plays the anchor role.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 The mother removes the noose with the help of her husband from around the neck of Balal.

In pictures: Mother forgives her son’s killer as he awaited his execution

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.


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UAQ needs bigger malls, say residents

April 17, 2014

Residents of the small emirate have called on the municipality to build more malls there so they don't need to drive elsewhere to shop.

Struggle to attract young Emiratis to offshore careers

April 16, 2014

The Total Oil and Gas Academy has struggled to attract and retain local students since it launched a training scheme in 2008.

Fishing ban in UAQ begins to take its toll

April 16, 2014

While the four-month ban is tough, they are also viewed as essential to prevent the depletion of stocks and keep the ancient tradition alive.

Numerous plastic waste bags found on UAQ beach

April 14, 2014

Plastic bags containing waste of various types washed ashore and were found strewn along the beach at Al Ras area near the Corniche.

UAQ businesses fined for breaching fire-safety rules

March 23, 2014

Lt Col Hassan bin Sullam, director of UAQ Civil Defence, said inspectors have visited 1,180 establishments in the emirate.

Indian community hopeful of permanent consular office opening in Northern Emirates

March 19, 2014

Indian expatriates in the Northern Emirates have welcomed the possible opening of a permanent Indian consular office.

‘The iPhone 5 of hospitals’: UAQ residents full of praise for world-class services

March 18, 2014

Residents have praised the quality of care at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital in Umm Al Quwain.

Dh750 million hospital boosts health care in Umm Al Quwain

March 18, 2014

Maternal and neonatal services are a particular focus at Umm Al Quwain's new Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital.

Umm Al Quwain cracks down on old and abandoned vehicles

February 25, 2014

An intensive campaign is being conducted due to the high number of plate-less cars that are not intended for sale and parked in inappropriate locations.

More ambulances to boost life-saving services in the Northern Emirates

February 24, 2014

There will be eight key ambulance points and 22 sub-locations to provide a rapid-response service to those living in remote areas.

Boy, 7, loses leg after getting thrown off speeding car in UAQ

February 2, 2014

The car was being driven by the boy’s older brother, who does not have a license, when the accident happened at around 4pm on Saturday in the Bayata area, said Lt Col Saeed Obaid Eiran, from Umm Al Quwain traffic police.

Residents in Ajman and Umm Al Quwain face higher utility bills

January 14, 2014

Residents were informed of the increased charges, to come into effect from this month, for water and electricity in leaflets delivered with last month’s bills from Fewa.

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.

Top tips for your next staycation in the UAE

January 6, 2014

Emiratis should leave their passports at home and become tourists in their own country, the Federal National Council heard recently. By doing so, they enjoy their break and gain a deeper understanding of their own country. Here, seven Emiratis...