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 Shah Rukh Khan performs at the IPL Gala dinner to open IPL VII at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Shah Rukh Khan stars at IPL Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

The superstar entertainer Shah Rukh Khan on stage last night at a gala dinner to launch the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 A customer browses the selection of property adverts posted at the Better Homes office in the Gold and Diamonds Souk in Dubai. Lauren Lancaster /The National

What to consider when spending Dh6m on a luxury Dubai apartment

Property expert Mario Volpi explains the five key elements apartment buyers in Dubai should consider when property hunting to ensure they pick a pad that holds its value.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi plays with a rugby ball during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona in Sant Joan Despi, April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

In pictures: Barca play a little rugby before Copa del rey final

Barcelona and Real Madrid will play in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night but the day before the match, Braca players played a little rugby during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain. Barca meet Real Madrid on Wednesday at 11.30pm (UAE time) and the match will be on BeIn Sports.

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Myanmar vows to protect aid workers after Buddhist attacks

April 9, 2014

Buddhist mobs moved from home to home, office to office, throwing rocks and in some cases entering the premises.

In pictures: Myanmar log export ban

March 31, 2014

Myanmar has banned the export of raw timber logs, choking off profits in the forestry industry as a new reformist government steps up efforts to save forests.

In pictures: Myanmar’s precious stones

March 18, 2014

Myanmar rubies - the most expensive gems per carat in the world - have been taken as an industry standard by which everything else is compared, particularly the 'pigeon-blood' stones which fetch higher prices than diamonds at some international...

Malaysia: no debris found of missing plane at spot shown on China satellite images

March 13, 2014

Malaysia dispatched search planes Thursday to examine an area where Chinese satellite images show what might be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, but the country’s civil aviation chief said no signs of the missing jet had been...

Malaysian military radar shows missing plane changed course

March 11, 2014

No trace of the plane, which was carrying 239 people, has been found by more than 40 planes and ships from at least 10 nations searching the area.

Rohingya Muslims ‘killed, persecuted in jails’ following Myanmar crackdown

December 2, 2013

Of more than 600 Rohingya Muslim men thrown in jail during a security crackdown in a remote corner of Myanmar, one in 10 have not made it out alive.

Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims a haunting focus of the Holocaust Memorial Museum

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.

Bomb wounds American guest in one of Myanmar’s best hotels

October 15, 2013

Explosion that killed American guest in one of the ritziest hotels in Myanmar's main city was caused by a homemade time bomb placed in her room.

Ten dead Myanmar migrants found off Thai coast

October 14, 2013

Thai authorities recover the bodies of 10 dead migrant workers from Myanmar whose boat is believed to have sunk in a recent storm.

Myanmar frees dozens of rebels and political prisoners

October 8, 2013

The release is the second since the country’s reformist President Thein Sein made a promise during a trip to Britain in July that all prisoners of conscience would be freed by the end of the year.

Fear grips western Myanmar after five Muslims killed

October 2, 2013

Terrified women and children hide in forests after sectarian clashes which left five Muslims dead and prompted international alarm.

Myanmar Muslims hide amid deadly sectarian clashes

October 2, 2013

Buddhist mobs kill a 94-year-old woman and four other Muslims and burn dozens of homes near the coastal town of Thandwe.

Travel deals: from Yas Island to North Korea and Myanmar

October 2, 2013

Take advantage of a 60 per cent discount on a family stay on Yas Island or book a new trip to North Korea or Myanmar.