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 Thai anti-government protesters blow whistles during a rally at the Metropolitan Electricity Authority in Bangkok, Thailand. Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

Best photography from around the world April 23

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

 Visitors look at the medieval inventor Al Jazari’s water-powered Elephant Clock. The clock is on show at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at Sharjah Expo Centre. Photos Antonie Robertson / The National

1001 Inventions: in praise of Islam’s gifts to the world

Down the centuries, from camera obscura to designing a sail that allowed early seafarers to tack into the wind, Muslim scientists have made many significant contributions to science. Rym Ghazal and Asmaa Al Hameli visit an exhibition in Sharjah that celebrates those contributions

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on from the dug out during the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Paul Gilham / Getty Images / April 22, 2014

‘Now the game of our lives is at Stamford Bridge’ says Mourinho after Chelsea, Atletico draw

After Tuesday's scoreless draw, Jose Mourinho revealed Petr Cech's season was over and John Terry was also done unless they could reach the Champions League final.

 Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College students participate in the 2014 Innovation Challenge. Delores Johnson / The National

In pictures: the UAE Innovation Challenge 2014

The engineering competition brought together almost 100 students from across the country competing in teams to build the best unmanned aircraft.

 Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, right, speaks to Manchester United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs during a training session at the team's Carrington training complex in Manchester, north-west England on April 22, 2014. Andrew Yates / AFP

Giggs a better fit for Manchester United than Moyes

The winger, who has played 962 games for the club, has been placed in interim charge of the first team and will be assisted by his former Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt.


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Swiss will not reopen $12m graft probe into Pakistan's Zardari

February 10, 2013

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June 20, 2012

Pakistan's Supreme Court rules that prime minister is ineligible to hold office after he defied its order to reopen corruption cases against Asif ali Zardari, the president.

Pakistan: US turn to bridge the 'trust deficit'

April 29, 2012

Talks to end deadlock fail as Islamabad demands apology for air raid that killed 24 soldiers and end to drone attacks; Washington says first shut out insurgents.

Pakistani PM loses appeal against contempt charge in Zardari case

February 10, 2012

The Supreme Court is demanding that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani reopen corruption proceedings against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Zardari travels to Dubai amid deepening Pakistan crisis

January 12, 2012

Pakistan's president left the country today for what was described as a one-day private visit to Dubai, amid a deepening crisis between the government and the powerful military.

Thousands of illegal domestic staff arrested

January 12, 2012

Employing an illegal migrant carries a sentence of two months in prison and a fine of Dh100,000.

Judiciary may 'disqualify' Pakistan PM Gilani

January 11, 2012

Yusuf Raza Gilani's refusal to investigate the president's alleged corruption prompts Supreme Court to question his honesty.

Zardari rules out resigning as Pakistan president

January 9, 2012

Pakistan's president said he has no intention of stepping down in the face of allegations his government sought US help in reining in Pakistan's powerful military.