Francis Flannery and James Riordan: identified deficiencies in existing seabed survey software they believed they could fix
New innovators: SonarSim

James Riordan and Francis Flannery became hooked on the underwater world of seabed surveying while working as researchers at the marine robotics resea(...)

Lebanon’s Hizbullah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks as Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem (centre) and Iran’s minister of culture  Ali Jannati listen during the International Media Conference Against Terrorism in Damascus. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Syrian president Bashar al- Assad yesterday welcomed “positive” changes in western attitudes to the conflict in the country – suggesting the United St(...)

Events on Turkey’s troubled border with Syria have pushed its leaders into a major policy change towards the Syrian civil war. Last week’s decision th(...)

US defence secretary Ashton Carter meeting Saudi King Salman (right) at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AFP/Getty Images

US defence secretary Ash Carter said after talks in Saudi Arabia that Iran’s “potential for aggression” was a shared concern as he moved to bolster d(...)

Ash Carter (right) with Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon  at the Hussein Lookout, near Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/Reuters

With bilateral ties at rock bottom following last week’s signing of the Iran nuclear deal, US secretary of defence Ash Carter went out of his way y(...)

A vendor rests upon the rubble of his shop destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike that hit a marketplace in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, yesterday. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Local fighters and army units backed by Yemen’s exiled government have taken control of Tawahi, the last district of central Aden held by the Iran -al(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and interior minister Mohammed bin Nayef Al Saud (left) said terrorist incidents would not destabilise the kingdom. Photograph: Saudi Press Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State (IS) and foiled attacks in Riyadh and the Eastern Province, where the maj(...)

United Nations Security Council members vote on the Iran resolution at the UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

A UN Security Council resolution endorsing Iran’s nuclear deal that passed on Monday is unacceptable, the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps(...)

Be glad for our Muslims friends, neighbours and fellow citizens. Ramadan ended at the weekend. Their 30 days of fasting and prayer between sunrise (...)

Security measures at a Saudi royal family villa. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Amet/Reuters

Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State cells and thwarted attacks on mosques, security forces and a diplomatic m(...)