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Past articles by Anna:

UAE weather: Rainy season begins this month

Seasonal shifts in October can bring wind, turbulent weather and volatile temperatures → Read More

The UAE's Pompeii: how a Ras Al Khaimah ghost town is being brought back to life

The pearling village of Jazirah Al Hamra is being restored to its former glory - and you can help → Read More

UN women peacekeeping programme renamed after Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak

The UN programme has trained hundreds of women from Africa, Asia and the Middle East in conflict resolution → Read More

The ultra-thin, ultra-fast robots that can levitate, swim and catch flies

Robots have a reputation for rigidity but these tiny creations move with the speed and grace of the animals that inspired their design → Read More

UAE 'completely overhauled' food strategy during pandemic, says minister

Beset by war, locusts, a pandemic and a population boom, the region has faced a ‘lost decade’ in food security, say UN officials → Read More

Rare and enigmatic bird spotted on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island

A Steppe Whimbrel - of which only 100 exist today - was captured on camera by two bird watchers → Read More

UAE's updated list of fines for Covid-19 rule breakers

People can be fined Dh3,000 for not adhering to social distancing or failing to wear a face mask properly → Read More

Report recommends changes needed to stop the world's species from dying out

It is possible to save our planet's species but only with dramatic changes to our food system, reports Nature journal → Read More

Four sites in Ras Al Khaimah added to Unesco tentative world heritage list

From an abandoned pearling village to the remains of a medieval metropolis, the sites span 5,000 years of history → Read More

Three-day search for missing crew of sunken Dubai-operated ship suspended as Typhoon Haishen hits Japan

Gulf Livestock 1 was en route to China when it lost an engine and capsized near Japan → Read More

American Jewish Committee to open UAE office

Plans to open the office in the Emirates have been welcomed → Read More

Coronavirus: 'Pandemic of poverty' threatens child refugee education, says UNHCR

Half of refugee girls in school may never return to the classroom, a UNHCR report warns → Read More

Coronavirus: Camel races resume but the majlis stays shut

The first races begin this week but organisers must balance public safety with big crowds → Read More

Flamingos, dugongs and new laws focus of Abu Dhabi's environment efforts

With one million seeds planted, 876 new flamingo chicks and nine new species, 2020 is shaping up to be a good year for conservation → Read More

Back to school: How teachers are easing UAE's pupils back into classroom

From mindfulness to friendly reassurance, schools are aware that youngsters need extra support in the coming weeks → Read More

Food security: 7 foods produced in the UAE (that aren't dates)

From spinach to salmon, is no longer a question of what farmers can grow in the UAE - but how they can do so sustainably → Read More

End to UAE's scorching summer is near as Suhail star is spotted

The star's appearance traditionally marked the end of the pearl diving season, but don't turn off the air conditioning just yet → Read More

An election like no other: US residents in the UAE talk decision 2020

Coronavirus, student debt and the economy are top concerns of American expats → Read More

Lettuce from Abu Dhabi vertical farm to go on sale in September

Leafy greens are grown inside converted shipping containers using hydroponics → Read More

How a Dubai face mask maker turned job loss into opportunity

An Indian artist's mask-making business in Dubai gave her new focus and an income → Read More