Country: United Arab Emirates

Asian workers on a building site in Doha, Qatar (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Gulf State economies

The expat bonus

Dubai′s Crown Prince, Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Naamani)

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum

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Dubai′s fairytale prince

Students and scholars at the launch of the Emirati Scholars Development Programme in Abu Dhabi on Monday (photo: Delores Johnson/The National)

22 young scholars to represent peaceful and tolerant Islam in UAE

Saudi King Salman (right) with his nephew, Interior Minister Mohammed Naïf (photo: Reuters)

Panama Paper revelations

The Emirs of Panama

Photography in the Arab world

Casting the veil in a new light

Saud Alsanousi (photo: Saud Alsanousi)

Book review: "The Bamboo Stalk" by Saud Alsanousi

A life uprooted and replanted

US President Obama during a summit meeting with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi Arabia's nuclear plans and Iran

Is a nuclear arms race looming in the Gulf?

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Global strategies for combating Islamic State

The intellectual battle against IS

Sumia Sukkar reads from her novel at a launch in an Oxfam shop (photo: Susannah Tarbush)

"The Boy from Aleppo who Painted the War" by Sumia Sukkar

Translating sights, sounds and feelings into colour

IS supporters in Mosul, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Strategies for combating IS

Plea for a wide-angled view of the Arab world

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

Chancellor Merkel and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar in Berlin on 17 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/J. MacDougall)

Qatar's foreign policy

Little emirate, big ambition

The exterior of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization (photo: sharjamuseums.ae)

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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Vatican treasures in the Gulf

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (right) speaking to Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal inside 10 Downing Street, London, England on 22 March 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Review of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK

Has Cameron buckled to pressure from Middle East allies?

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