Name game for Dubai Mall’s 155 million-year-old visitor
Suggestions have been coming in thick and fast to name the Dubai Mall dinosaur.
In pictures: Crashing Ford cars to make them safer
It takes high-tech computing power, dummies fitted with up to $700,000 in sensors and about 600 full-scale crash tests a year to ensure Ford vehicles meet global safety standards.
Best photography from around the world today
The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.
Who’s sitting in that aircraft seat?
Interpol reckon up to 40 million lost or stolen passports and identity papers are scattered over the world. Yet many countries do not follow the UAE’s lead and make regular checks on Interpol’s database, making it easy for the fake papers to be used globally.
Jeff Dunham brings Achmed to Abu Dhabi
Not everyone finds the American ventriloquist's characters funny.
Video: In conversation with Palestinian author Raja Shehadeh
Chief columnist Faisal Al Yafai discusses Orwell prize winner Raja Shehadeh's latest book, Palestinian Walks.
March 6, 2014
Saadi Qaddafi faces several charges of “crimes to keep his father in power”, including murder and seizing goods by force and intimidation.
February 26, 2014
From Imelda Marcos’s shoes to Muammar Qaddafi’s gold-plated pistols, often it is only when autocrats are deposed that the full extent of their profligacy is revealed and it becomes clear that while they may have run a police state, the...
February 18, 2014
Powerful militias made up of former rebels gave the General National Congress, the country’s highest political authority, an evening deadline to quit.
February 15, 2014
General Khalifa Hifter, Libyan army chief turned rebel commander, says Libya will disappear if current lawlessness continues.
January 28, 2014
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says her biggest regret while leading the US State Department was the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. Nathan Frandino reports.
January 8, 2014
Autonomy-seeking groups in eastern Libya have invited foreign companies to buy oil from ports they seized, despite threats from the central government in Tripoli.
December 11, 2013
Libya's oil security force expects an eastern autonomy movement to reopen seized export ports this weekend as promised, the force's commander says.
December 1, 2013
Former militia fighters and protesters told to end their occupations of oilfields and ports, and allow crude exports to restart.
November 26, 2013
Shops and schools close across Benghazi as residents respond to calls for civil disobedience between radical Islamists and the army.
November 25, 2013
Nine dead after armed citizens craving stability hit back at members of Ansar Al Sharia, a group suspected to have been behind the September 11, 2012 attack on the US consulate.
November 19, 2013
Hundreds of university students march to a central square in the capital, chanting against militias and demanding that the national army and police assert themselves.
November 18, 2013
Militia fighters blamed for the worst violence in Tripoli since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi have begun to pull out of the capital.
November 16, 2013
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the UAE's Foreign Minister, condemns the violence and gives his support to the Libyan government as it tries to quell its latest crisis.
November 15, 2013
Militiamen attack demonstration that followed calls by imams during Friday prayers for protests against the militias.