Ryanair will submit a non-binding offer for Cyprus Airways on Friday as the carrier seeks to extend its footprint eastward to an island increasingly popular with Russian and Israeli visitors. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) part of Europe that’s going to grow and that part of Europe is easily connected to the Middle East(...)

McAfee  and frequently sends complex security problems to its Cork site for resolution, McAfee  Chief Information Officer Patty Hatter has said. Photo: Bloomberg

(...).Ms Hatter revealed that Cork, as McAfee’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ, is a vital part of the(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The airline started selling flexible tickets targeting business passengers. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) a “speedy exit”. The not-so-cheap seats will be located at the front, middle and back of the plane(...)

Shi’ite volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against militants of the Islamic State.  Photograph:  Mushtaq Muhammed/Reuters

Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at t(...)

Palestinians in Gaza City celebrate  what they said was a victory over Israel following the announcement of a  ceasefire. Photograph:  Mohammed Salem/Reuters

(...) should act immediately to sustain peace. “I welcome the current truce in the Middle East and am hopeful(...)

Tripoli airport, which was attacked in air strikes on Sunday.  Photograph: Reuters/Aimen Elsahli

Islamists and opposing governments across the Middle East. UAE pilots flying out of Egyptian airbases(...)

Migrants wait to be boarded on the Italian navy ship ‘San Giusto’ off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa last Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Italian navy

Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this(...)

Palestinians celebrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah last night following the announcement of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday announced a long-term truce between Gaza and Israel, ending the 50-day conflict that has taken 1,235 (...)

 A Palestinian family celebrate as they return home in Al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood following a ceasefire in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

On the 50th day of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire went into effect last night, paving the way for Egyptian-mediated talks in Cairo in a month’s tim(...)

 An undated handout photograph from  the FBI of  Peter Theo Curtis, a US  journalist who was reportedly released by a militant group in Syria on August 24th after nearly two years of captivity. Photograph: EPA/FBI

An American journalist who was freed after almost two years of captivity in Syria is believed to be in the custody of the US embassy in Tel Aviv, wher(...)