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John Dennehy
Assistant National Editor


Nicolas Niemtchinow, French ambassador to the UAE, said he hoped the Paris Olympic Games could bridge divides in the world. Victor Besa / The National
French ambassador to UAE hopes Paris Olympics will unite world

Nicolas Niemtchinow said his country is ready to host the Games as France marks Bastille Day

July 14, 2024, 9:08 AM
Edward Hobart, UK ambassador to the UAE. Victor Besa / The National
UK aims to reconnect with the world, says ambassador to UAE

Edward Hobart says the calls between the two countries' leaders so soon after the British election result underline the bilateral relationship's importance

July 11, 2024, 2:30 AM
Photo: Richard Parry
Aerial images of 1980s Dubai shows city on cusp of transformation

Aerial shots from Richard Parry's photo collection shows how life revolved around the Dubai Creek

July 09, 2024, 4:34 AM
Concrete blocks on the shore to try to prevent further coastal erosion in Mahibadhoo, Maldives. All of the country's islands are low-lying. Carl Court / Getty Images
Climate funds should be 'easy to access' for worst-hit nations, says Maldives

Historical greenhouse gas emitters and developed countries need to step up, says climate minister, as Maldives tackles climate change through adaptation

July 02, 2024, 3:00 AM
Tankers clear waterlogged roads in Dubai's Al Furjan area after the April floods. The drainage system aims to divert stormwater. Pawan Singh / The National
Dubai's Dh30bn drainage plan will safeguard city's future, experts say

Upgrading infrastructure to handle extreme weather conditions praised as also improving economic stability

June 26, 2024, 3:00 AM
People take cover under a shade on a hot June day in Bur Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Doctors issue warning as UAE temperatures edge to 50°C

Many people underestimate the intensity of UAE summer, medics say

June 23, 2024, 3:17 PM
What is believed to be part of the lost city of Tu’am ,on Al Sinniyah Island, in Umm Al Quwain. Photo: Umm Al Quwain Department of Tourism and Archaeology
Ancient site found in UAE may be sixth-century lost city

Archaeologists working in Umm Al Quwain believe they may have located 'Tu'am' - once the capital of the Gulf coast famed for its pearls

June 15, 2024, 3:00 AM
Young Man Working In Comfort of His Home. Getty Images
UAE workplaces are region's most engaged but loneliness more common

At least 26 per cent of employees in the Emirates report experiencing loneliness daily, higher than the global rate of 20 per cent, with many still 'quiet quitting'

June 12, 2024, 3:00 AM
Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Cop28, at the Mena Oceans Summit on Monday. Antonie Robertson / The National
UAE environmental campaigner urges nations to protect oceans

Environmental leader highlights the need to 'scale up on ocean-based mitigation action' to drive climate action

June 10, 2024, 4:21 PM
Lorenzo Fanara, Italy's ambassador to the UAE, discusses bilateral trade, the Gaza war and illegal immigration. Aparna Jayakumar for The National
Italy and UAE can be antidote to 'sea of troubles' in world

Lorenzo Fanara reflected on a strong bilateral relationship in an interview with The National

June 02, 2024, 3:00 AM
Marine ecosystems are under pressure from rising ocean temperatures and pollution. Getty Images
Protecting oceans key to climate fight, Abu Dhabi event hears

Rallying cry to protect world's stressed oceans made at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi conference

May 30, 2024, 4:53 PM
Lucie Berger, the EU ambassador to the UAE. Victor Besa / The National
Ambassador hails untapped potential in EU relations with UAE

In a wide-ranging interview with The National to commemorate Europe Day on Thursday, EU ambassador says possibilities for co-operation extend to many spheres

May 08, 2024, 4:00 AM
Transporting firewood by camel across Maqta causeway in Abu Dhabi in the early 1960s. Photo: Dr Alan Horan © UAE National Library and Archives
Abu Dhabi in the 1960s: Rare photos transport you to another era

Alan Horan's images of a crucial phase in modern-day UAE history have been donated to the UAE's National Library and Archives

April 29, 2024, 9:12 AM
Records are restored at the UAE National Library and Archives conservation and restoration centre in Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National
How the UAE is safeguarding its history in huge recording drive

UAE National Library and Archives urges people to help create 'memory of the nation'

April 28, 2024, 8:15 AM
Heavy flooding on the D65 Exit from Sheikh Zayed road in Al Quoz, days after the UAE was hit by intense rainfall. Antonie Robertson / The National
UAE storms underline impact of global extreme weather, official says

UAE's representative to International Renewable Energy Agency, Dr Nawal Al Hosany, said Emirates was tested by historic storms

April 23, 2024, 2:25 PM