The under-construction 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 PHOTO/STR

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,(...)

Turkish Army vehicles and tanks move near the Syrian border in Suruc. Three men have been charged with conspiring to travel to Syria and fight for Islamic State, US authorities have said. Photograph: Ilyas Akenginilyas/AFP/Getty Images

Three men were charged on Wednesday with conspiring to support Islamic State, including two who planned to travel to Syria to fight on behalf of the r(...)

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Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

We often forget that many beauty basics don’t appear in the make-up bag or on the bathroom shelf: eat well, drink water, don’t smoke, exercise, sle(...)

Ukrainian servicemen fire their weapons during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Pesky village, near Donetsk on Wednesday. Photograph: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters 0:57

A bus in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been hit by a mortar or shell, leaving between six and 13 people dead.The attack came as Ukrainian governme(...)

Damage due to  shelling between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists at a hospital in  Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 19th, 2015. Photograph: Aleksander Gayuk/AFP/Getty Images 1:38

Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at the Donetsk airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operatio(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: declared his ambition to forge the Eurasian Union in 2011. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

A new four-nation economic bloc appeared at the start of 2015, promising free movement of goods and services across an area that is home to more than (...)

 Latvian prime minister Laimdota Straujuma (left), president of the European Council Donald Tusk, President Andris Berzins and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, during the opening event of the Latvian presidency of the EU in Riga. Photograph: EPA

Latvia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union will not be an “anti-Russian” presidency, Latvia’s minister for foreign affairs said yesterda(...)

A general view of Lithuanian capital Vilnius. Latvia and Lithuania favour a tough response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Latvia will assume the presidency of the European Union, and Lithuania will adopt the euro tomorrow, raising their EU profile at a time of spiralling (...)