The college’s programme in Bahrain has been accredited for five years by the Irish Medical Board. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme in Bahrain has been accredited by the Irish Medical Council for a period of five years following (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry addresses the media after the nuclear talks session with Iran in Vienna. Photograph: AP Photo/Ronald Zak

The longer the international standoff over Iran’s suspect nuclear programme continues, the more dangerous and volatile the situation becomes. All s(...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and  US secretary of state John Kerry at the talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia, USA) and Iran in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year to resolve a 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more mo(...)

Both Marussia (pictured) and Caterham are in dire financial straits and other teams are not far behind.

Any potential shareholder would right now be on the phone, giving it the full eighties Michael-Douglas-in-Wall-Street performance – shouting sell, sel(...)

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry justified the first air drop of weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani, Syria, (...)

Shia activist Jafar al-Shayeb warned the death sentence of the revered 54-year-old cleric will spark anger and renewed protests by the kingdom’s minority Shias. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

A prominent Shia cleric has been sentenced to death by a court in Saudi Arabia, his brother has revealed.Sheik Nimr al-Nimr’s brother, Mohammed al-Nim(...)

Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa: high court in London quashed decision by the director of public prosecutions that he was immune from legal action owing to his royal status. Photograph: Phil Weymouth/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland Yard is to be asked to investigate allegations that a Bahraini prince should be prosecuted for torture. The request comes after the hi(...)

Bombing Syria

For those who need to find a basis in international law for the strikes by the US and allies – Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE – agai(...)

 A grab picture from Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV shows Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah giving a televised address.

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia yesterday confirmed their warplanes took part in US-led air raids on Islamic State (IS) targets in S(...)

British prime minister David Cameron is to meet the president of Iran in New York today to urge him to join the international effort to tackle Islamic State. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

British prime minister David Cameron is to meet the president of Iran today to urge him to join the international effort to tackle Islamic State.The m(...)