Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leading the Eid al-Fitr prayers on July 18th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Iranian opposition to the “arrogant” United States will not change despite a nuclear deal with world powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (...)

Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been put in charge of the state oil monopoly, the public investment company, domestic and economic policy and the ministry of defence. Photograph:  Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

Until about four months ago, prince Mohammed bin Salman (29) was just another Saudi royal who dabbled in stocks and real estate. He grew up overshadow(...)

 King Salman of Saudi Arabia. His decision   not to attend President Barack Obama’s summit of US and Arab leaders is seen as  a signal of displeasure over US actions on Iran. Photograph: Reuters

The decision of King Salman of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf leaders not to attend President Barack Obama’s summit of US and Arab leaders outside Washin(...)

  Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton  celebrates a comfortable win at the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir. Photograph: Reuters/Hoch Zwei

Lewis Hamilton took his third win of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, with a confident and assured run that he managed to perfection, (...)

Women sitting in a car flash the “V for Victory” sign as they celebrate on Valiasr street in northern Tehran  after the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks. Iran and global powers sealed a deal on plans to curb Tehran’s chances for getting a nuclear bomb, laying the ground for a new relationship between the Islamic republic and the West. Photo: Atta Kenreatta/AFP 1:49

Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Friday on curbing Iran’s nuclear programme for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact t(...)

Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi militia hold a portrait the movement’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, yesterday.

Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection yesterday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels fou(...)

A spy working for a country in the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State who had helped three British girls cross into Syria to join the militant group. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Turkey said it had caught a spy working for a country in the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State who had helped three British girls cross into Syr(...)

An artist’s impression of the Al-Wakrah stadium complex. Photograph: Getty Images 1:42

Meals for about 270 migrant workers, mostly from India and the Philippines, were cancelled by a catering and labour camp operator in Qatar because of (...)

Khalifa Stadium in Doha which is undergoing complete renovation in preparation to host some of the matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sepam, which was founded by Gus Kearney in 1976, is a Clonmel, Co Tipperary-based engineering, procurement, management and construction business that,(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry at a news conference with Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh on Thursday. Mr Kerry met Gulf Arab foreign ministers  to brief them on progress in the nuclear talks with Iran. Photograph: Evan Vucci/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry told Gulf Arab states on Thursday that Washington was not seeking a “grand bargain” with Iran, and said a nuclear dea(...)