Tahrir Square in Ciaro on February 1, 2011. Most 18-29-year-olds in the region have disengaged from politics after the uprisings. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Since the 1980s the Middle East has had a youth bulge caused by improved healthcare and a continuing high fertility rate. More than two-thirds of the(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Exploration firm Petroceltic has issued an update on its drilling in Algeria, with a development well on the Ain Tsila gas and condensate field confir(...)

 Abdeslam Salah, who was arrested by Belgian police on Friday after months on the run. Nine days before the Paris attacks, Salah and his brother Brahim Abdeslam began taking martial arts courses, apparently in training for the massacre. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Salah Abdeslam, the 26-year-old Frenchman arrested by Belgian police in the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, was in some ways the most mysterious (...)

In a photo provided by the university, Colette Bourlier (90) defends her thesis to earn a doctorate of geography at the Université de Franche-Comté in Besancon, France. Bourlier began research into immigrant workers after retiring as a high school teacher in 1983. “I am old,” she said. “Now, I just want to relax.”  Photograph: Ludovic Godard/Université de Franche-Comté via The New York Times

Doctoral students the world over have long despaired about the gruelling hours required to obtain a PhD. Just ask Colette Bourlier, age 90. This we(...)

Leicester City’s N’Golo Kanté (centre)  is arguably the best player in the Premiership at the moment.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Now they’re going to believe us, Now they’re going to believe us, Now they’re going to believe us, We’re going to win the league. As Leicester City f(...)

A man helps a wounded child after heavily armed gunmen opened fire on March 13th at a hotel in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam. At least 18 people were killed when heavily-armed gunmen opened fire, leaving bodies strewn on the beach. Photograph: Sia-Kambou/AFP/Getty Images

Only a few years after French troops broke up its desert stronghold and scattered its fighters into the dunes, al-Qaeda’s branch in West Africa has r(...)

Brian O’Cathain, chief executive of Petroceltic Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Worldview Capital, the dissident shareholder in Petroceltic International that has battled its board for more than a year, has emerged in prime positi(...)

Men in countries such as Iraq, Algeria and the United States contributed more of their time to childcare than Irish men,

Just seven per cent of unpaid childcare in Ireland is done by men according to a new report which describes the country as having the most unequal gen(...)

Worldview, a 29 per cent shareholder, has been in dispute with the board of Petroceltic for more than 18 months during which it sought to take over control of the company a number of times.

Petroceltic International says it is taking legal advice in relation to a surprise attempt by Worldview Capital, a dissident shareholder with a 29 per(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Petroceltic, has urged shareholders not to take any action

Worldview Capital, the dissident shareholder of Petroceltic International that says it will bid £6.4 million (€8.1 million) for the troubled explorati(...)