Bill Malone seen with camera equipment  on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand three months after the tsunami hit.

(...) lot quicker. It felt like we were in the middle of a real angry river or sea and it was flowing fast(...)

Oil has declined 45 per cent this year, poised for the biggest drop since 2008

(...) for 2015, down from this year’s $103, said Mr Sfakianakis, the Middle East director at Ashmore Group(...)

Dr Eamon Martin  at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...)-going conflicts and refugee crisis in the Middle East. Nearer home we’ve heard of burglaries, poverty and(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) message from the balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, December 25, 2014. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Christmas address : Urbi et Orbi focus on conflicts in Middle East, Africa and Ukraine (...)

Pope Francis leads the midnight Christmas Mass. Earlier, Francis made a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants.  EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO

Christian refugees forced to flee the onslaught by militants of the Islamic State. In a letter to Middle(...)

Relatives of the Jordanian pilot who was captured by the forces of the Islamic State after his plane was shot down with an anti-aircraft missile near Raqa city, congregate in front of his family’s home in the city of Karak. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed /Reuters

Militants from the Islamic State extremist group have captured a Jordanian fighter pilot, Jordan’s state news service reported on Wednesday after repo(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Tuesday it was “critical that we continue to promote universal participation in the (treaty), by encouraging all states, particularly major arms exporters and importers, to join”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

(...) other hot spots in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. Reuters (...)

A year in sixty seconds: 2014 1:08

A multimedia showcase of some of 2014's top stories; from conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and(...)

Women from the Muslims and Friends association pay their respects as thousands leave flowers at a memorial outside the Lindt Cafe in Sydney. Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

(...) returning from fighting in the Middle East.Police said they had now arrested and charged 11 people with(...)

Pope Francis and other senior Christian and Muslim clerics have urged members of the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East to stay on in the region despite conflict and discrimination. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

Christian communities of the Middle East, the cradle of the three Abrahamic faiths, to stay on in the region(...)