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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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How Ukraine’s crisis could give momentum to Europe’s separatists

April 16, 2014

The conflict in Ukraine is a classic example of competing aspirations and identities – a description that could be applied to most separatist quarrels in Europe.

The facts: European separatist movements

April 16, 2014

Here is a quick rundown on some of Europe separatist movements.

In pictures: The rise of Scottish female farmers

April 7, 2014

Traditionally considered as male territory, more and more women are taking to Scottish fields for a living. One of them is Carol McKenna, who has been working on the family farm for the past 10 years.

A380 flight marks 10 years of Emirates service from Dubai to Glasgow

February 12, 2014

The service will run on April 10. The airport will become the first in Scotland to welcome the world’s largest airliner.

In Pictures: Up Helly Aa Viking festival

January 29, 2014

Photos from the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. The festival celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands with up to 1000 participants dressed as Vikings.

One dead as high seas and gale-force winds batter UK and northern Europe

December 5, 2013

UK, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark hit hard by storm that led to cancelled flights, railway disruptions and evacuations of thousands of homes.

Scotland helicopter crash death toll rises to 9

December 2, 2013

Scotland Police find another body in helicopter crash site at Glasgow pub.

Death toll rises to 8 in Glasgow helicopter crash

November 30, 2013

Police say pilot and two officers on board the helicopter are among eight people killed when the helicopter crashed on to a packed pub on Friday night.

Scotland independence blueprint: keep the pound, the queen and remain in EU

November 26, 2013

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond unveils the blueprint for independence from the United Kingdom ahead of its referendum in September 2014.

Scotland to unveil blueprint for independence

November 24, 2013

Government will publish its legal blueprint making the case for independence from the United Kingdom, with the economy at the heart of its bid to break up the 300-year union.

John Rebus brought out of retirement is a clunky return

November 14, 2013

John Rebus, the Scottish police detective who made author Ian Rankin a force in the crime genre makes his 19th appearance as the central character in the series, but it's not memorable.

In pictures: The best images from around the world over the past 24 hours

November 4, 2013

In pictures: The best images from around the world - November 3, 2013

UAE builds Dh7.7 million mosque in Scotland

September 8, 2013

The Al Maktoum Mosque was inaugurated by the UAE Ambassador to Britain, Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee. It was built beside the Al Maktoum College of Higher Education.

Culture and fine cuisine in Auld Reekie

August 5, 2013

The Life: While Edinburgh most certainly has its charms throughout the year, it is during August that the Scottish capital really comes into its own as it plays host...