Yemeni teenagers play soccer in front of a mosque on Socotra Island, Yemen. Concern about poor job prospects was observed in the survey across the Arab world, where one in four 15- to 24-year-olds are jobless – the highest youth unemployment on the planet, according to World Bank. Photograph: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

The vast majority of young Arabs are increasingly rejecting Islamic State and believe the extremist group will fail to establish a caliphate, a poll h(...)

 Kevin McGeever with a Hummer. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The swindles grew more audacious as he crossed continents, €70 million passing through Kevin McGeever’s nuanced hands as he seduced investors in Austr(...)

Have you lived in Dubai for at least one year? A researcher at NUIG would like to hear from you. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Gulf States are increasingly popular as a destination for Irish migrants, with thousands moving there in recent years. There is evidence of an (...)

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(...)

Stephen McKenna: “I miss plenty about home but the sunshine and the fact that I don’t have to pay tax means I get to live the kind of lifestyle that most people only dream of.”

A chance to work as legal counsel for one of Ireland’s leading construction firms first brought Stephen McKenna to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The(...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

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(...)

Russian investigators and police inspect the crash site of a Boeing 737-800 plane of Flydubai at the airport of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday. Photograph: Arkady Budnitsky/EPA

Relatives gathered to mourn the 62 victims of a passenger jet crash in southern Russia on Sunday and officials warned an investigation could take week(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (second from left) and Iran’s industry minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh  visiting an automobile industry show in Tehran. Photograph: Handout/EPA

A court in Iran has sentenced to death Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani (42) and two accomplices for embezzlement, the judiciary said on Sunday, in (...)

Counsel tells court his client has  been on sick leave, working from home. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

The chief executive of a Dublin software company is suing her employer in an attempt to prevent her removal from her job. Sinead Branagh has sued Zut(...)