In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014
Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.
Building the future on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island
Nick Leech meets Jassim Al Hammadi, the engineer charged with providing the services that will make the Saadiyat Cultural District tick.
In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA
Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.
Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL
But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.
Lamenting Bur Dubai’s Baithal Ravi Restaurant
When I heard that a fire had ripped through the restaurant known as Ravis in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, my outburst was met with echoed monosyllabic despair among numerous friends on social media.
Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy
Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.
April 20, 2014
Israeli police refused to let the UN’s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of...
April 16, 2014
The compound is known to Muslims as the “Noble Sanctuary” and is Islam’s third-holiest site.
April 14, 2014
JERUSALEM // Israel has carried out a new land appropriation in the occupied West Bank in a move that could complicate efforts to extend peace talks with the Palestinians.The defence ministry declared nearly 100 hectares of territory in...
April 13, 2014
Violence erupted when police opened one of the walled compound’s gates to non-Muslim visitors.
April 11, 2014
Israel collects about US$100 million a month in taxes for the Palestinians and said it would withhold the money to punish them for pushing to sign up for more recognition from international agencies and treaties.
April 10, 2014
Israel’s new suite of laws – the ‘governability bill’ – has made it harder for smaller parties to gain access to power and entrenches the settlements even further.
April 9, 2014
Wednesday’s emergency meeting was requested by Mahmoud Abbas after Israel backtracked on releasing a final batch of Palestinian prisoners and reissued tenders for 708 settler homes in east Jerusalem.
April 8, 2014
Past statements by police had suggested Jamal Al Jamal may have been killed by a device used to secure an old safe.
April 7, 2014
The 22 future commandos are trailblazers in a still largely male-dominated society, set to become the first female members of the Presidential Guards, a Palestinian elite force of 2,600 men.
April 6, 2014
For a 50-year-old Bedouin shepherd, it is the third time that he and his extended family have had their homes levelled as the Israeli army steps up the pace of demolitions in the Jordan Valley.
April 6, 2014
One measure the Israelis might take is withholding tax revenue and fees Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.
April 6, 2014
A 50-year-old Bedouin shepherd and his extended family have had their homes levelled three times as the Israeli army steps up the pace of demolitions in the Jordan Valley.
April 5, 2014
Turkey is slated to complete an ambitious water pipeline project with northern Cyprus later this year. The project is a first step in its long-standing quest to be a regional water power.
April 4, 2014
The increasingly frustrated US secretary of state, John Kerry, says it was time for a 'reality check- in floundering Middle East peace talks and made it clear that his patience with Israeli and Palestinian officials was near to exhausted.