Yemeni boys watch black smoke rising following airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led alliance targeting a Houthi-controlled military base in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Saudi-led warplanes extended air strikes on Iranian-backed Houthi militia in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, residents in the area said.They told(...)

Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

(...) between 2013 and 2014, with a greater push in dairy exports to Asia, Africa and Middle East. “The(...)

19-year-old Hosam from Damascus has joined the thousands of migrants attempting to reach Europe. In order to get there, Hosam says,  he will have to pay smugglers €6,000. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Hosam Hamada is somewhere on the open Mediterranean Sea, the hope of a new life and the black water below for company. He and his fellow migrants – fl(...)

 A Romanian man is interviewed by Immigration Enforcement officers after a raid on a residential property looking for illegal immigrants in Southall, England. Photograph: Laura Lean/Getty Images

European Union. Everything was deliberately couched to send out a message to Middle England that the(...)

The ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, before it was overrrun by Islamic State forces. The advance of the jihadists in both Iraq and Syria has forced their opponents to reappraise strategy. Photograph: AP 1:07

Middle East had been overturned, IS could no longer secure its objectives. “If the state was strong, then(...)

File photograph of the ancient Palmyra theater in the historical city of Palmyra.   Islamic State fighters in Syria have entered the ancient ruins of Palmyra after taking complete control of the central city. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters 1:07

(...) through their defensive lines east of Ramadi overnight.Police and pro-government Sunni fighters exchanged(...)

Intense fighting over ancient Syrian city of Palmyra 1:07

Islamic State militants and Syrian government forces battle for the historical city of Palmyra. Video: Reuters

Alex Duncan: “In general, our customers keep us away from any political tensions,” he said. “We have business through the Middle East and we were deploying systems through the Arab Spring.”

(...) business through the Middle East and we were deploying systems through the Arab Spring.”In April, Openmind(...)

Palestinian workers disembark from an Israeli bus at the Eyal crossing near the West Bank town of Qalqilya on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana

Israel has shelved a plan for separate buses for Jewish settlers and Palestinians in the West Bank following criticism that compared the scheme to a(...)

‘Ireland’s recent courageous decision to deploy peacekeepers to the UN Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) to help address the worsening crisis in Syria was a strong testament to its commitment to the United Nations.’ Above, vehicles of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force are seen near the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, on May 4th, 2015. Photograph:  JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images

(...) in the strife-ridden Middle East, is an example we need now more than ever. Ireland’s recent(...)