‘There is rightly much pride in the life-saving work of the LÉ Eithne and its crew.’ Above, migrants wait to  disembark from the Irish Naval ship  LÉ Eithne at the Catania harbour,  on June 16th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi

Footage of Irish naval personnel rescuing women, men and children in peril at sea has brought the crisis in the Mediterranean closer to home. There is(...)

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(...)

Riyan (30), a migrant from Somalia, is reunited with her wheelchair, the only possession she had with her after arriving on Tuesday on the Greek island of Lesvos by inflatable boat. She hopes to travel to Germany for surgery on a 15-year-old shooting wound in the back. Photograph: Nikolas Georgiou

As he looked out at the five-mile stretch of blue sea separating Greece and Turkey, Eric Kempson knew he should be worried. Clearly overloaded with pe(...)

Sailing Boats off the Coast of Villefrance-Sur-Mer, Provence, France

On the way back from a stay in Kenya our family are scheduled to stop off in Amman for almost four weeks to travel in Jordan, Palestine and Israel.(...)

Palestinians jump into a water canal used for irrigation to cool off as temperatures soared to 44 degrees in late May in the West Bank city of Jericho. inhabited for 10,000 years, Jericho vies with Damascus as the oldest city in the world. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The journey from the Allenby Bridge crossing from Jordan to the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Jericho takes 15 minutes. For the time being, it(...)

Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as Fifa president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire. 1:14

South African Football Association officials did not appear at a scheduled Wednesday press conference to address allegations around a possible brib(...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)

Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)

Dresses from Jordan in Amman’s Tiraz centre, a museum displaying a one-woman collection of traditional Arab dress. Photograph: Michael Jansen

Amman’s Tiraz centre, a museum displaying a one-woman collection of traditional Arab dress, is mounting an exhibition of splendidly embroidered women’(...)

News that the so-called Islamic State (IS) has captured the ancient and strategic city of Palmyra from Syrian government forces underlines how precari(...)