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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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Hariri trial prosecutors promise to seek the truth over 2005 assassination

January 16, 2014

The accused, who are members of the militant Hizbollah movement, are charged with planning the 2005 blast on Beirut’s waterfront, an attack that killed former Lebanese PM Rafiq Hariri and almost tipped the country back into civil war.

Opening of Hariri trial promises more turmoil for Lebanon

January 14, 2014

Trial of suspects in the killing of Lebanese PM was once seen as threat to country's delicate political balance; now it will only fan flames lit by Syrian civil war.

Hariri murder suspects to be tried in absentia

February 3, 2012

Trial of four men accused of involvement in the murder of the former Lebanese premier is expected to begin by the end of the year, according to a spokesperson for the court investigating the assassination.

Hundreds of victims of 2005 Hariri bombing in Beirut step up long fight for justice

September 20, 2011

More than 230 people were injured in the massive blast that killed Rafiq Hariri, and 21 others in 2005, and the United Nations-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon has now launched a process through which people can request to participate in the...

Hariri murder suspects to face deadline to turn themselves in

August 14, 2011

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is to soon announce a deadline for the four indicted suspects in the killing of Rafiq Hariri to turn themselves in within 30 days before it moves towards a trial in absentia