Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways defend cabin crew rules
Carriers defend their policies on pregnancy and marriage. Emirates has a policy whereby female cabin crew who become pregnant in the first three years have to leave.
For UAE cricket team, home is where you can hang your cap
Sharjah-born bowler Ahmed Raza happy to reach his goal after 11 years of anguish.
Life-saving foundation born out of a tragedy
The death of their first child, Zahra Beau, encouraged Danielle and Akber Naqvi to set up a Foundation in her name to try and save the lives of others.
Skincare’s great secrets include placenta facials
Placenta (yes, you read that correctly) is proving to be the latest Hollywood beauty secret. Now, a clinic in Dubai is offering what claims to be an age-defying treatment.
In pictures: 12 new restaurants to try in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
The National takes a look at 12 new restaurants that have recently opened up in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
In pictures: Search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 widens
Vietnamese searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went missing more than two days ago.
February 28, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, once affiliated with Al Qaeda, retreated east towards the city of Raqqa ahead of a mediation deadline set by rival group Jabhat Al Nusra.
February 25, 2014
Riyadh fears blowback from militants fighting to overthrow Bashar Al Assad and has asked Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is well regarded in Washington for his efforts to combat Al Qaeda, to look after its Syria policy, a move that analysts say...
February 25, 2014
Sanctions would be aimed at those who are found to be “obstructing or undermining the successful completion of the political transition” in Yemen, who commit “attacks on essential infrastructure or acts of terrorism” and...
January 21, 2014
Syrian intelligence agencies released Islamist militants from prison to deliberately subvert a peaceful uprising and ignite a violent rebellion, according to a former regime security official.
December 1, 2013
Al Qaeda-linked group says three militants killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces last week were its members – showing the Islamist network has taken root in the occupied Palestinian territory.
October 11, 2013
The August 4 attacks on unarmed civilians in more than a dozen villages in the coastal province of Latakia were systematic and could even amount to a crime against humanity, Human Rights Watch said
September 29, 2013
Al Qaeda realises that the indiscriminate killing of Muslims is a strategic liability, and hopes instead to create a schism between Muslims and everyone else, whom they consider 'kuffar', or apostates.
August 15, 2013
When the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was promoted to second-in-command of Al Qaeda’s global operations, it sparked a high-level terror alert in the Middle East that has continued this week, writes Saul Austerlitz
August 13, 2013
Critics say the Obama administration's counter-terror policies are contradictory, in the wake of last week's alleged Al Qaeda terror plot. Analysis from Taimur Khan in New York
August 13, 2013
The leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula vowed yesterday to free militants from prisons and urged jailed fighters to remain faithful to the group's ideology.
August 6, 2013
Britain withdraws all staff from Yemen embassy as US diplomatic shutdown was instigated by an intercepted secret message between Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen.
August 4, 2013
Hundreds of troops deployed in Sanaa as US, Britain, France and Germany shut embassies in Yemeni capital after warnings of terror attacks by Al Qaeda.
July 9, 2013
Fascinating details revealed about life on the run for the world's most wanted man, including the Al Qaeda leader being stopped for speeding and wearing cowboy hats to avoid aerial detection.
June 21, 2013
Al Qaeda's Iraq arm is gathering strength in the northern city of Mosul, ramping up its fund-raising through gangland-style shakedowns and feeding off anti-government anger as it increasingly carries out attacks with impunity, residents and...