The BDI said the European Union’s sanctions against Russia were partly to blame for its more downbeat assessment

(...), as were crises in Ukraine and the Middle East.“Low interest rates and good financing conditions alone(...)

Senator Averil Power proposed the motion following the recent announcement by Sweden that it would recognise Palestine, becoming the 135th country to do so. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Mooney (FF) agreed with Mr Bradford that debate on the Middle East in the House was always one(...)

Israeli police examine a car at the scene of what is believed to be an terrorist attack in Jerusalem, Israel. Polica said 20-year-old Palestinian driver Abd al-Rahman al-Shaloudi, a resident of the West Bank village of Silaud, slammed his car into a Jerusalem light rail train station. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

(...) of the driver identified as Adbel-Rahman Shaloudi (21), a Palestinian man of East Jerusalem, as a(...)

Local residents watch smoke from an explosion rising over the Syrian city of Kobani as they watch the apparent US-led coalition’s airstrike against IS positions in the border region. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Air strikes by US-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks(...)

Security in Canada’s capital came under criticism yesterday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building and get close to prime minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire. Photograph: Blair Gable/Reuters 0:54

(...) to the Middle East to join the battle against Islamic State.After the shootings, officials cancelled(...)

Eircom is becoming as much a media platform as a “pipes and wires” operator
Eircom now renting movies

(...)’s executive vice president and managing director for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia) and LATAM (Latin America(...)

Turkish Kurds show the victory sign during the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in  Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

(...) and Kurdish songs. Idris Nassan, a local Kurdish official, said clashes had taken place in the east(...)

Researcher Svante Pääbo, examining the Ust’-Ishim femur in Omsk. Photograph: Bence Viola, MPI EVA

(...) the Middle East, say the scientists who recovered the genome.The study focused on what the DNA(...)

Supporters of Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Islamist Ennahda party in Tunisia, at an election  rally in Slimania, south of Tunis, on Tuesday. Leaders of Ennahda say they overestimated the power of democracy alone to tame violent extremism. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Nearly four years after the Arab Spring revolt, Tunisia remains its lone success as chaos engulfs much of the region. But that is not its only dist(...)

US President Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House, a fixed annual privilege granted to no other world leader.  Photograph: Chris Kleponis/ Reuters

(...) publicly about events in Northern Ireland. In Asia and the Middle East especially, I found being Irish(...)