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Weekly Saturday Newsletter

The Best of 'The National'

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

Updated: May 22, 2020 07:27 PM