A worker at Al-Sheiba oil refinery in the southern Iraq city of Basra. Photograph:  Essam Al-Sudani/Reuters

Oil prices remained slightly weaker after a meeting of major exporters ended without a deal to freeze production, but a major sell-off failed to mater(...)

Yemenis shop at a market on Sunday in the southern city of Aden, hours before a UN-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country was due to begin. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Hours into a UN-brokered truce on Monday, Yemeni citizens reported heavy artillery fire, gun battles and air strikes in several parts of the country.(...)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz meeting  Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has announced that a bridge connecting Egypt and Saudi Arabia would be built across the Red Sea. He made the announcement(...)

A man believed to be the hijacker of the EgyptAir Airbus 320 leaves the plane  before surrendering to security forces after a seven-hour standoff at Larnaca airport, Cyprus. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A hijacker claiming he was wearing a suicide belt on Tuesday diverted an EgyptAir passenger jet to Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus where, aft(...)

Roisin Traynor works as a guidance counsellor at a school in Kuwait.

At the age of 22, I began my career as a guidance counsellor in a secondary school in Ireland. I had an amazing first year in this sector, but I want(...)

A record-breaking season for Middle East GAA has continued with a fantastic turn-out for the last round of League games at the Dubai GAA Festival. 9(...)

Dr Khaled Alotaibi at the South Circular Road mosque. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Islamic scholar who is visiting Dublin, and has been described as extremist by two leading Irish Muslims, has said he “always encourages young peo(...)

“I am not in favour of banning foreign preachers but I am in favour of being very careful about bringing foreign speakers to speak to Muslims in Ireland,” said Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri (pictured). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Muslim cleric has called on all foreign Muslim scholars visiting Ireland to sign a declaration condemning extremism before they are allowed to preac(...)

Ali Al Saleh, the imam at the Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre in Milltown, Co Dublin, has expressed concerns to gardaí over two radical Islamic preachers who are addressing the Dublin Islamic Conference 2016. Photograph: David Sleator

A leading Muslim cleric in Ireland has raised concerns with gardaí about the visit to Dublin this weekend of two radical Islamic preachers to address (...)

British prime minister David Cameron takes questions from employees at BAE Systems in Preston on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

As a backdrop for Project Fear it could scarcely be bettered: a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet in the final stages of assembly, primed for sale to a(...)