February 1, 2014

Two Cheers for Tunisia

Alan Philps, The National

The Associated Press

WIth the launch of UAE sushi restaurant Chez Sushi, is the era of the Dubai or Abu Dhabi-born restaurant franchise upon us?

Emirati sisters who beat the disease are speaking out to help break down taboos about cancer. They are spreading the word that ‘being there for each other’ at support groups helps sufferers come to terms with their conditions and live their lives to the full.

The National View blog looks at some of the best images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

Chelsea forced to a draw at home which means they are third in the Premier Table.

As many as seven full members seem to have signed off on guidelines proposed by India, England and Australia, Osman Samiuddin reports in Dubai.

The pop-star was due to perform in...

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