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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.
Map of seperatist movements around the world
The conflict in Ukraine is a classic example of competing aspirations and identities – here’s a look at seperatist movements around the world.
In pictures: Fishing communities in the Northern Emirates
Fishermen in Fujairah and Umm Al Qaiwain worry that new regulations to protect fish stocks are harming their trade. We look at both communities through the lens of our photographers.
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.
In pictures: Special needs driver an exemplary example in the UAE
Photos of Omar Al Miskini, 40, who was named exemplary male driver with special needs by Abu Dhabi Police during the Gulf Traffic Week
April 8, 2014
The videos appeared online this week amid deep divisions between John Kerry’s State Department and the Pentagon over how much more the US should involve itself militarily in the Syrian civil war.
March 28, 2014
Iran’s destabilising influence in the region along with how Washington and the kingdom could support moderate Syrian rebels were on the agenda during talks at the king’s desert retreat, the US deputy national security adviser said.
March 25, 2014
The United States and some of its closest allies have also cut Russia out indefinitely from a major coalition of leading industrial nations and cancelled a summer summit Russia was to host in its Olympic Village of Sochi.
March 24, 2014
The meetings are the US president's latest steps to reassure Arab Gulf allies over recent policy changes.
March 4, 2014
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces regularly consults with the US President on issues of common interest.
February 25, 2014
Afghan president's reluctance to sign a security agreement with the US prompts Barack Obama's move.
February 13, 2014
Critics say the US president has not engaged in enough personal diplomacy with his Arab allies and has not done enough to reassure them where policy objectives appear to diverge, such as with Syria.
February 4, 2014
The US President conveys his best wishes to Sheikh Khalifa as he recovers from a stroke.
February 1, 2014
US president plans to call on King Abdullah in March, but analysts say differences between Washington and Riyadh are difficult to bridge.
January 29, 2014
US president’s speech short on detail of his administration’s approach to the complicated politics of the region.
January 29, 2014
President Barack Obama said that 2014 should be the year to finally close the prison at Guantanamo Bay as the United States winds down its military role in Afghanistan and shifts away from a 'permanent war footing'.
January 29, 2014
President Barack Obama vowed to reverse a tide of economic inequality threatening the American dream Tuesday, seeking to outflank Republicans and revive a second term blighted by self-inflicted wounds and partisan warfare.
December 16, 2013
The UAE has a 'unique role as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship', according to letters sent to leaders of the country by the US president, Barack Obama.
November 6, 2013
The plight of Myanmar's most beleaguered people, the Rohingya Muslims, is being projected onto the external walls of Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum.