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 An Egyptian Orthodox Christian priest give communion during the Palm Sunday service inCairo, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Hamburg players leave the field after the match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on March 30, 2014. AFP

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.

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Video: Anti-government protester killed in Thailand

April 2, 2014

Gunmen open fire on a group of anti-government protesters driving away from a Bangkok rally, killing one and wounding four.

UAE citizens advised not to travel to Thailand

April 1, 2014

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cautioned Emiratis against traveling to Thailand due to political unrest in the Southeast Asian country.

Not enough evidence for trial in ‘Blue Diamond Affair’ murder, says court

March 31, 2014

Bangkok’s Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court ruled there was insufficient evidence to try the five men who were accused of kidnapping and killing Al Ruwaili, who had gone to Bangkok to investigate what became known as the “Blue Diamond...

In pictures: Gold panning in Thailand

March 26, 2014

Every year, Thai villagers from the Wang Nuea district flock to the Wang river to look for gold. Gold ore erodes from nearby hills into the river every year during drought season, which lasts from December through March.

Video: Thai election nullified

March 21, 2014

Thailand's Constitutional Court nullfies February's election which was disrupted by protesters.

Maldives police probe reports of sighting of missing Malayasian Airlines flight MH370

March 19, 2014

Meanwhile, new radar data from Thailand gave Malaysian investigators more potential clues Wednesday for how to retrace the course of the missing airliner, while a massive multinational search unfolded in an area the size of Australia.

Thailand gives radar data 10 days after plane lost

March 19, 2014

Thai radar picked up a twisting flight path that took the plane to the Strait of Malacca but Thailand's military said it only looked into the data after it was requested by Malaysia.

In pictures: rubber tapping in Thailand

March 17, 2014

Natural rubber prices will probably climb as dry weather cuts production in South East Asia and consumption increases. Areas in southern Thailand, the biggest producer and exporter, experienced a rain deficit in the past 90 days.

Six people killed in three-car crash in Thailand caused by wild elephant

March 12, 2014

A police official in Thailand said the elephant had come down from a mountain and was probably searching for food when a van crashed into it.

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.

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — February 23

February 23, 2014

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

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — February 20

February 20, 2014

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

Four killed as Thai police try to clear Bangkok protest sites

February 18, 2014

Crackdown on protest camps comes as anti-corruption panel charges prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over controversial rice subsidy scheme.

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — February 18

February 18, 2014

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