Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 May 2020

The National

The UAE must 'stay the course', Eid Al Fitr, clear skies and more

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Confirmed cases: 5,375,648

Deaths: 343,721

Recoveries: 2,149,412

As of 1.00am GMT on May 25, 2020.


The historic trial of Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud began in Jerusalem with the accused launching an attack on police and prosecutors.

The Arabian Gulf is renowned for its hot summer temperatures. New research suggests it may get hotter still.

Addressing the nation on the first day of the new ceasefire, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed to speed up the release of Taliban prisoners.

From Abu Dhabi Q&A to Real Mums of Dubai, meet the people behind the UAE’s most popular Facebook groups.

WATCH Hail and thunderstorms swept across Dubai on Sunday, delivering a dose of unseasonal weather.

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Updated: May 25, 2020 04:51 AM