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 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

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.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.


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The trouble with France: the largest Muslim community in Europe seethes on the periphery

March 13, 2014

Andrew Hussey's journey into France's immigrant banlieues reveals a world of seething anger far removed from the country's self-image.

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — February 26

February 26, 2014

The National View blog looks at some of the best images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

Dubai is the gateway to the Arabian Gulf for Moroccan food products

February 24, 2014

The North African country exports 1.35 per cent of its total agricultural produce to the Gulf states, according to the Moroccan trade minister.

Morocco pharmas aim for Gulf Market

January 28, 2014

Morocco's generic medicines producers aim to set up base in the UAE to enter Gulf and Central Asian countries.

Crown Prince tours Galleria Shopping Mall with visiting Moroccan king

October 30, 2013

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and King Mohammed VI of Morocco tour the 130-shop mall.

Clinton Global Initiative takes multbillion-dollar technological approach to social betterment

October 15, 2013

The Clinton Global Initiative is an international group dedicated to improving the lot of the world's poorest, particularly through the use of technology.

Morocco’s food and fuel price hikes cause public consternation

September 15, 2013

Morocco is home to an increasingly unhappy population feeling the pinch after food and fuel prices have been hiked by 6 and 27 per cent, respectively.

Morocco promises ‘profound reforms’ to its justice system

September 13, 2013

Ambitious government plan addresses many of the criticisms of Morocco’s justice system, including higher standards and more training for judges, prosecutors and lawyers, as well as greater transparency in appointments and penalties of members...

Water scarcity in Mena region is a threat we just cannot ignore

September 12, 2013

"You never miss the water 'til the well runs dry" is an old idiom that is becoming a harsh reality for the Middle East and North Africa region and globally. Water scarcity is now this century's imminent greatest problem, a clear and...

Spain detains child rapist whose Morocco pardon was revoked after protests

August 7, 2013

Judge rules that Daniel Galvan Vina, a Spanish national found guilty of raping 11 children aged between four and 15 in Morocco and sentenced to 30 years in prison there, was a flight risk and would remain in custody while his extradition was being...

Pardoned Spanish paedophile appears in Madrid court

August 6, 2013

A convicted paedophile who was arrested in Spain after a pardon by Morocco's king was revoked in the face of angry heavy protests appeared before a judge in Madrid today.

Morocco's king promises investigation into pardon of Spanish paedophile

August 5, 2013

The paedophile, who was serving a 30-year sentence, was among 48 jailed Spaniards who were pardoned by King Mohamed VI at the request of Spain's King Juan Carlos.

Spaniards seek future in Morocco as recession bites

July 14, 2013

The severe crisis in the Spanish economy has seen a rise in the flow of people heading south, say social workers.

Morocco coalition faces split

July 10, 2013

Six Istiqlal ministers to resign over fuel and food subsidies.