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Hello from The National in Abu Dhabi. Here are your morning updates: 

CORONAVIRUS LATEST

LIVE BLOG

Follow our live blog for the latest coronavirus news from the region and beyond.

LATEST GLOBAL NUMBERS

Confirmed cases: 5,768,908
Deaths: 359,791
Recoveries: 2,413,576

As of 1.00am GMT on May 29, 2020.

IN OTHER NEWS...

In the first attacks since the recent three-day ceasefire, fourteen members of the Afghan security forces have been killed.

Algeria has recalled its ambassador to Paris after taking offence at documentaries about the anti-government protests aired on French public television.

Find out how coronavirus has boosted interest in the archives of Arab filmmakers.

Watch: the heartwarming moment a mother and son were reunited in the UAE after she was left stranded abroad by the pandemic.

Listen to: our Beyond the Headlines podcast, which chronicles mankind’s ongoing battle with malaria.

All this and more in The National - subscribe to the print edition, visit TheNational.ae, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for round-the-clock updates. 

Dan Gledhill
Deputy Editor-in Chief

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UAE
Coronavirus: Dubai beaches and major parks reopen on Friday
UAE weather: Dubai and Abu Dhabi could see blowing dust as temperatures set to rise
WORLD
US protests over police brutality spread and grow more violent
Istanbul's oldest Greek newspaper has survived fights and flight
BUSINESS
Property fund managers go bargain hunting in struggling Spanish market
Debt relief plan for world's poor countries edges ahead
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A British mosque is testing the boundaries of Covid-era group prayer
DJ Alan Walker on remixing Hans Zimmer's song from 'Inception': 'It's a moment I'll never forget'
Goodbye, buffets: Could self-service meals become a thing of the past in the UAE?
Coronavirus: Boston Marathon cancelled for first time in 124-year history
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The National Weekly Newsletter

Eid Mubarak and welcome to the ‘Best of The National’, your guide to some of our most compelling, informative and entertaining content from the past seven days.

We report on the potentially groundbreaking discovery in the UAE of a rapid laser test to identify Covid-19 sufferers.

Our investigation reveals how the countries with the highest pandemic death tolls were also the slowest to impose lockdowns.

Meet the female Afghan ambassador to the UN who is forging global unity on coronavirus.

A compelling dispatch reveals how Iran is extending its proxy wars into Africa.

We report on the growing fears that ISIS has hidden a potential war-chest in cryptocurrency.

Joyce Karam has the inside track on America’s attitude to Israel’s plan to annex the West Bank.

 

See how UAE engineers are using 3D printers to make custom-fitted masks to help with the fight against coronavirus.

Meet the Etihad pilot who claims to have the UAE's largest collection of model planes.

A Dubai artist is making watercolours out of newspaper photographs. Take a look at him at work.

 

 

What is the future of work after the pandemic? Our Business Extra podcast gets the view from Adnoc and Microsoft.

We discuss the impact of coronavirus on the world's poorest people in Beyond the Headlines.

This week’s Recorded has everything you need to know about keeping yourself entertained during lockdown.

And get the latest news each weekday morning with The National's Daily Update. 

 

Jihad Azour, the IMF’s director for the Middle East and Central Asia, presents a path out of the pandemic to economic recovery and growth.

Gavin Esler explains how the world can best avoid another health shock on the scale of Covid-19.

And Janine di Giovanni reflects from Paris on what the city of love has lost.

Eid Mubarak!

Dan Gledhill
Deputy Editor-in-chief

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Hello from The National in Abu Dhabi. Here are your morning updates: 

CORONAVIRUS LATEST

LIVE BLOG

Follow our live blog for the latest coronavirus news from the region and beyond.

LATEST GLOBAL NUMBERS

Confirmed cases: 5,768,908
Deaths: 359,791
Recoveries: 2,413,576

As of 1.00am GMT on May 29, 2020.

IN OTHER NEWS...

In the first attacks since the recent three-day ceasefire, fourteen members of the Afghan security forces have been killed.

Algeria has recalled its ambassador to Paris after taking offence at documentaries about the anti-government protests aired on French public television.

Find out how coronavirus has boosted interest in the archives of Arab filmmakers.

Watch: the heartwarming moment a mother and son were reunited in the UAE after she was left stranded abroad by the pandemic.

Listen to: our Beyond the Headlines podcast, which chronicles mankind’s ongoing battle with malaria.

All this and more in The National - subscribe to the print edition, visit TheNational.ae, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for round-the-clock updates. 

Dan Gledhill
Deputy Editor-in Chief

If you're on the go, don't forget our mobile app – for iOS and Android – and also get news alerts sent directly to you or sign up for our Telegram service.

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Hello from The National in Abu Dhabi. Here are your morning updates: 

CORONAVIRUS LATEST

LIVE BLOG

Follow our live blog for the latest coronavirus news from the region and beyond.

LATEST GLOBAL NUMBERS

Confirmed cases: 5,768,908
Deaths: 359,791
Recoveries: 2,413,576

As of 1.00am GMT on May 29, 2020.

IN OTHER NEWS...

In the first attacks since the recent three-day ceasefire, fourteen members of the Afghan security forces have been killed.

Algeria has recalled its ambassador to Paris after taking offence at documentaries about the anti-government protests aired on French public television.

Find out how coronavirus has boosted interest in the archives of Arab filmmakers.

Watch: the heartwarming moment a mother and son were reunited in the UAE after she was left stranded abroad by the pandemic.

Listen to: our Beyond the Headlines podcast, which chronicles mankind’s ongoing battle with malaria.

All this and more in The National - subscribe to the print edition, visit TheNational.ae, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for round-the-clock updates. 

Dan Gledhill
Deputy Editor-in Chief

If you're on the go, don't forget our mobile app – for iOS and Android – and also get news alerts sent directly to you or sign up for our Telegram service.

More lay offs in aviation industry as pandemic continues to wreak havoc
Boeing, American Airlines, easyJet and Kuwait Airways are among the latest industry players cutting staff
Coronavirus: Jordan to reopen religious sites from next week
Authorities say the public must continue to abide by official preventive measures
Public beaches and malls in Ras Al Khaimah to reopen from Thursday
Malls will operate at a reduced capacity while beach-goers must wear masks and follow social distancing
Sheikh Mohammed congratulates winner of Arab Reading Challenge on her graduation from NYUAD
Fatima Al Nuaimi graduated from the university in Abu Dhabi with a distinction
Coronavirus: Dubai gyms reopen as Covid-19 restrictions ease
On Wednesday, the emirate's gyms welcomed customers for the first time since March
Portrait of a Nation: the Dubai businessman who battled back from Covid-19 to keep helping others
Naseer Vatanappally's community links have helped trace coronavirus cases in densely populated neighbourhoods of Dubai
The Big Picture
A youth plays with fish in Iraq’s southern port city of Al Faw, 90 kilometres south of Basra. In Iraq, a national lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus has had an unexpected positive effect. Local businesses including fishermen no longer have to compete with cheap imports from the likes of Turkey and Iran. Hussein Faleh / AFP
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