In pictures: Emirates’ inaugural non-stop flights to Boston
Emirates Airline's inaugural non-stop flight to Boston on Monday was capped with a performance by songwriter Enrique Iglesias. The Dubai carrier is participating in the India Aviation airshow in Hyderabad which runs from March 12 to March 16.
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 11, 2014
UN warns that damage goes beyond emotional and physical scars and will affect Syrian society for years to come.
March 10, 2014
Qatar-backed blocs seek to re-enter Syrian National Coalition ahead of crucial general assembly and presidential elections.
March 10, 2014
A group of nuns and their helpers kidnapped by Al Qaeda forces in Syria are free after months in captivity.
March 8, 2014
Dominique Bons had her son and step-son killed in Syria, part of a large number of European Muslims who have gone to fight against the regime of Bashar Al Assad.
March 8, 2014
Muslim leaders in Europe are deeply concerned at the “manipulation” of impressionable people as young as 14-16, increasingly including girls, who go to fight in Syria.
March 7, 2014
Riyadh's decision to brand two of the strongest rebel groups terrorists stems from miscalculations made at the beginning of Syria's war.
March 6, 2014
The UN chemical weapons watchdog would not say if the bunker, reported to contain sarin, was on a list submitted by Damascus that locates its chemical weapons stocks.
March 5, 2014
Detailed accounts describe military commanders from the US, Europe and Arab states scrambling to make sure the weapons did not fall into the hands of Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels after information emerged the bunker could contain sarin gas.
March 4, 2014
The commander of Syria's Al Qaeda affiliate is among the most central players in the Syrian conflict, yet few know his face or true identity. Phil Sands and Suha Maayeh report
March 3, 2014
The clashes, which erupted on Sunday afternoon and lasted until Monday morning, were the most serious violence in weeks in the Palestinian-dominated district of Yarmouk and seriously undermined a tentative truce struck there in early January.
March 1, 2014
A rebel commander in southern Syria says some factions have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Israel in exchange for intelligence on hardline Islamists groups fighting near its border.
February 28, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, once affiliated with Al Qaeda, retreated east towards the city of Raqqa ahead of a mediation deadline set by rival group Jabhat Al Nusra.
February 27, 2014
The Assad regime detained hundreds of men between the ages of 15 and 55 because it considered many of them to be potential rebel combatants and said they must obtain security clearance before they can be released.