Ahmet Dahmani is escorted by a plain clothes police officer on Friday in Antalya. It is believed Dahmani scouted out the target sites for the attacks  in Paris a week ago. Photograph: Ihlas News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan origin suspected of involvement in Islamic State’s attacks in Paris that killed 130 people a week ago, a(...)

A woman leaves a booth before casting her ballot at a polling station in the town of Tifelt, east of Rabat, Morocco. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

A political party formed by a close associate of Morocco’s king secured most seats in local elections on Friday, closely followed by the ruling Islami(...)

Patrick O’Donoghue in the RTÉ series The Gleneagle. Photograph: RTÉ

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s Rick famously complains: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” And of all t(...)

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca was built in 1993 and is one of Africa’s largest. It has one of the world’s largest minarets
Weekend in . . . Casablanca
  • Travel
  • January 19, 2015, 06:00

Marrakesh and Fez bewitch travellers with their ancient customs, and Tangier and Essaouira with their counter-culture exotica, but Casablanca, Moro(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and CEO of Barretstown Dee Ahearn at the Barretstown Gala Ball. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gordon D’Arcy and Glen Hansard were among 950 guests at what’s been called the biggest charity event of the year, the Barretstow(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)

We are now into the Year of the Horse, and everyone is wondering what it holds in store for Asian economies – will they run like thoroughbreds or are (...)

Did US president Barack Obama really not know about the NSA monitoring of world leaders’ phones? And if he didn’t know, what is the point of snooping on allies, such as Germany’s Angela Merkel? Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Democrats and Republicans in the US having similar opinions? Yes, it has come to this. Thanks to the latest batch of revelations about the National Se(...)

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany, inc(...)