A visitor takes a selfie with a backdrop of sunflowers in full bloom at the E-World Sunflower Garden in Daegu, South Korea. EPA
Best photos of July 13: Sunflower Garden to Floods in Bangladesh

The National picks the most striking images from around the world

July 13, 2024, 11:09 AM
Palestinians inspect the damage from Israeli strikes on a tent camp in Al Mawasi. The strikes were reportedly targeting Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif. Reuters
Who is Mohammed Deif, the Hamas commander Israel is trying to kill?

He is considered to have played a key role in the October 7 attacks

July 13, 2024, 10:49 AM
Mohammed Abushahab, UAE ambassador to the UN, delivered the Emirates' statement at the UNRWA annual pledging conference. Wam
UAE reaffirms support for UNRWA’s vital efforts in Gaza

Ambassador to the UN Mohammed Abushahad says Emirates has provided an additional $20 million in support for people of Palestine

July 13, 2024, 8:37 AM
Iran's President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian during a visit to the shrine of the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on July 6, 2024 in Tehran, Iran. Getty Images
Iran's President-elect Pezeshkian rejects US pressure

Reformist who won recent election praises China and Russia as he lays out foreign policy priorities

July 13, 2024, 6:15 AM
Rescuers take a pupil from the rubble of the Saints Academy college in northern Nigeria. AP
At least 22 children killed in Nigeria school collapse

Pupils trapped under rubble after collapse of two-storey school in northern Plateau state

July 13, 2024, 5:24 AM
The USA Basketball Men's National Team has arrived in Abu Dhabi as part of their preparations for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The team's visit highlights Abu Dhabi's growing prominence as a hub for world-class events, with the city boasting state-of-the-art pitches, top-quality technology, and comfortable spectator areas, offering some of the finest sporting venues in the world.
Team USA land in Abu Dhabi for training camp ahead of Paris Olympics

Star-studded 12-man roster in UAE for games against Australia and Serbia at Etihad Arena

July 13, 2024, 4:00 AM
A man looks on at the site of what Palestinians say was an Israeli strike at a tent camp in Al-Mawasi area, amid Israel-Hamas conflict, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2024.  REUTERS / Hatem Khaled
At least 70 killed in Israeli air strikes targeting Hamas commander

Hundreds also wounded in strikes on camp for displaced people in southern Gaza

July 13, 2024, 2:55 AM
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at a budget session of the National Assembly in Islamabad. AFP
Pakistan and IMF reach $7bn aid deal

New programme still needs to be validated by fund's executive board

July 12, 2024, 9:56 PM
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates after defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia in their semifinal match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 12, 2024.  (AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Wimbledon: Alcaraz to face Djokovic in repeat of 2023 final

Spanish star and Serbian legend set to battle it out again 12 months on from their five-set classic title match

July 12, 2024, 7:35 PM
Sea turtles are are endangered by climate change, coastal development, oil spills, boat accidents, getting caught in fishing gear and swallowing marine debris.
The UAE's sea turtle conservation effort

The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project at Burj Al Arab Aquarium has helped more than 2,000 turtles

July 12, 2024, 6:01 PM
Quiz of the week
Find out how well you’ve kept up with the news of the past seven days

Test your knowledge of the stories that made the headlines over the past seven days

July 12, 2024, 6:00 PM
The National
Shadi's take on Israel's recruitment row

Israel plans to extend compulsory military service

July 12, 2024, 6:00 PM
President Sheikh Mohamed receives Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, on Friday. UAE Presidential Court
President Sheikh Mohamed receives Grand Imam of Al Azhar

Establishing a culture of co-existence and peace among different cultures was discussed during meeting

July 12, 2024, 4:59 PM
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, meets qualifiers from the UAE for this year's Arab Reading Challenge, on Friday. Wam
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid meets UAE qualifiers of the Arab Reading Challenge

700,000 students from across the Emirates took part in this year's challenge across the country

July 12, 2024, 4:21 PM
Millions of Americans will cast their ballots to decide their next president on November 5.
Will Biden and Trump survive their parties’ conventions?

This episode looks at the dynamics and standing of the 2024 presidential election race

July 12, 2024, 3:52 PM