Rory Reynolds
Rory Reynolds
Assistant Editor in Chief

Google's Starline video-calling device. Photo: Google
I've tested Google Starline – and it could make the world a much smaller place

Ultra-real 3D video chat could bring people closer together and disrupt outdated communications, but the cost remains to be seen

May 14, 2024, 12:20 PM
A robot interacts with a visitor during a Thai summit on superfast connectivity. Artificial intelligence and the expansion of the middle class in Asia are major opportunities for investors. EPA
Why Mubadala is planning a major pivot to Asia

Exclusive: Ahmed Al Calily says mood among investors remains upbeat despite uncertainties for 2024

January 19, 2024, 12:18 PM
Rachel Goldberg, whose son Hersh has been held by Hamas for 104 days, in Davos, Switzerland. Enas Refaei / The National
Mother of Hamas hostage takes captives' plight to Davos

Rachel Goldberg tells of the suffering of Gazans and Israelis alike as war drags on

January 18, 2024, 4:09 PM
Chief Putany Yawanawa of the Yawanawa Tribe in Brazil speaks about the situation in her homeland, the Amazon rainforest, during the panel discussion " The Dance of the Algorithm" at the World Economic Forum in Davos. AP
Cop28 legacy runs through Davos debate

Key figures say pledges made in Dubai last month must be brought to fruition

January 18, 2024, 9:06 AM
Argentina's President Javier Milei speaks, during the 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, January 17, 2024.  REUTERS / Denis Balibouse
'Long live freedom, dammit!‘ Argentina's Milei dazzles Davos with tirade

President, who has been likened to Donald Trump, calls for small government, low tax and end to gender equality rules

January 17, 2024, 4:25 PM
Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), informs journalists about the current situation in Iran during his special press conference at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria on June 09, 2022.  - Iran is removing 27 surveillance cameras at nuclear facilities, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Rafael Grossi said, calling it a "serious challenge" to the agency's work in the country.  (Photo by JOE KLAMAR  /  AFP)
Iran 'galloping ahead' with uranium enrichment, IAEA chief says

Rafael Grossi tells The National that Tehran needs to remove barriers to inspections at a time of high tension

January 16, 2024, 3:45 PM
The aftermath of an Iranian missile strike on a home in Erbil, capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. EPA
Iraqi Kurdish PM rejects 'Israeli spy base' claim after Iran attack

Masrour Barzani to meet with Blinken, Macron and Iraq's Al Sudani after missile kills businessman and family members

January 16, 2024, 12:29 PM
Aidarus Al Zoubadi has urged US decision-makers to back his troops against the Houthis. Enas Refaei / The National
Yemen's Aidarus Al Zoubadi calls for more US action against Houthis

Aidarus Al Zoubadi says Red Sea crisis has left the region on the precipice of conflict, emboldened terror groups and left Yemenis starving

January 15, 2024, 5:31 PM
A logo inside the Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan.  13, 2024.  The annual Davos gathering of political leaders, top executives and celebrities runs from January 15 to 19. Photographer: Hollie Adams / Bloomberg
Davos 2024: Middle East conflict and climate threat take centre stage

Gaza invasion, war in Ukraine and artificial intelligence in focus as VIPs meet in exclusive Swiss ski town

January 14, 2024, 4:00 AM
Mina Al-Oraibi, Editor in Chief of The National, in conversation with Jihad Azour, head of Mena, IMF, at the Knowledge hub in the green zone at Cop28 in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National
IMF's Mena chief: Social contract needed for climate change action

Younger generation more willing to see massive spending on green issues but some resistance is expected

December 04, 2023, 12:50 PM
Cop28 President-designate Dr Sultan Al Jaber. Chris Whiteoak / The National
President-designate welcomes world with call to action

Dr Sultan Al Jaber tells decision-makers to bring 'maximum ambition' to crunch talks and rejects reports about oil and gas deals

November 29, 2023, 9:19 AM
Yocheved Lifshitz speaks to television crews Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. Getty Images
'Spider's web of tunnels': Freed Israeli hostage describes Hamas captivity

Yocheved Lifshitz says she went through 'hell' but that captives are being treated well

October 24, 2023, 10:00 AM
The remains of the destroyed Yassin Mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza city. AP
Hamas threatens to execute Israeli hostages after air strikes

Militants to 'film and broadcast killings' if Israeli forces do not provide advance warning of attacks

October 09, 2023, 6:08 PM
A woman flees gunmen at the Nova musical festival in southern Israel. Supplied
Israel says 260 dead at music festival attacked by Hamas

Families share photos of loved ones missing after all-night dance event was raided by militants

October 08, 2023, 7:15 PM
The government has been trying to boost the number of Emiratis who work in the private sector through its Emiratisation drive. Photo: Stock photo, Bjoern Lauen
What are the new Emiratisation rules and fines?

The UAE announced a major change in Emiratisation rules this week

July 12, 2023, 5:16 AM