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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 August 2018

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UAE and China agree strategic partnership at end of President Xi's visit, Gazans left to mourn again and Al Qaeda hit in Yemen 

The UAE and China agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership, issuing a joint declaration on the final day of President Xi Jinping's state visit. Watch: the Chinese President’s visit.

Gazans were left to mourn again after 27-year-old Mohammed Badwan joined the long list of more than 140 Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli forces since the protests against Israel’s siege began in March.

Six members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in a fierce battle with the elite Yemeni government forces backed by the UAE in the country’s southeast.

For the United States, fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan has been a 17-year-long exercise in futility. So how does America get out of its longest war? Tim Marshall, from The National's London bureau, tackles that question in this edition of Sightline.

Coalition navy ships patrolling the Arabian Sea have intercepted major drug hauls of hashish and heroin this year, busting narcotics smuggling networks that operate using boats and dhows plying the region.

Watch: Abu Dhabi's major landmarks bathed in red light in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics.

The idea of universal basic income isn't new – but can it ever be more than a buffer against the tide of life? asks Damien McElroy in our opinion pages.

British adventurer Bear Grylls tells The National what it was like going head-to-head with sharks: "I wanted to see how I’d fare when the sharks have the home field advantage".

Sebastian Vettel is in charge ahead of the German Grand Prix today having taken pole position in qualifying as his title rival Lewis Hamilton suffered a new setback to his hopes of defending his championship title.

All this and more in The National today – visit TheNational.ae or follow us on @TheNationalUAE for round the clock updates

Mustafa Alrawi

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

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