Thomas Dillon moved from Bundoran for a job in the United Arab Emirates.

As someone trying to build a career in digital, my friends told me I was crazy to leave Ireland, which by 2014 was pretty well established as Europe’s(...)

Fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi gather on a road on the outskirts of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. Photograph: Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Fighters loyal to Yemen’s exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, bolstered by Gulf Arab support, seized the country’s largest military base from Hou(...)

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(...)

A Somali soldier in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which sustained two militant attacks in past week. The latest  attack in Leego came as residents gathered for morning prayers. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty

Al-Shabaab militants battled with African Union (AU) troops in Somalia on Friday after exploding a car bomb at a peacekeepers’ base south of Mogadishu(...)

Sweden’s foreign minister Margot Wallstrom, left. Photograph: Janerik Henriksson/TT/Reuters

Sweden’s foreign minister has said she stands by her denunciation of a Saudi blogger’s flogging as medieval, three months after her criticism of the G(...)

Gemma Cooper: “I definitely think our show has the potential to be a very lucrative business.”

Turning your hobby into a full-time business can be a delicate dance, but it’s something Gemma Cooper is confident she can choreograph. The 28-year-ol(...)

 King Salman of Saudi Arabia. His decision   not to attend President Barack Obama’s summit of US and Arab leaders is seen as  a signal of displeasure over US actions on Iran. Photograph: Reuters

The decision of King Salman of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf leaders not to attend President Barack Obama’s summit of US and Arab leaders outside Washin(...)

The US guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut. The vessel has been sent to the     monitor the situation after receiving a distress call from a cargo ship that was apparently fired on and boarded by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz.  File photograph: Aaron Chase/US Navy handout/Reuters

Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper i(...)

Irish trade mission to the Gulf States secures jobs and contracts. Photograph: Getty Images.

Enterprise Ireland has said its “five day, five city” trade mission to the Gulf States has resulted in the creation of 28 Irish-based jobs and €16 mil(...)

A view of the Dubai skyline. The UAE has indicated it plans a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. File photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

The United Arab Emirates is planning a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. While the sport is in its infancy in the Middle East, the country’(...)