In a speech Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said Saudi Arabia’s goal is “the invasion of this country, its occupation and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony”. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The leader of Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi militia has accused Saudi Arabia of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in (...)

Leinster captain  Jamie Heaslip leaves the pitch after the Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Toulon at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. Photo: Billy Sticklan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor admitted feeling pride and not sadness after his side’s bid to reach a fourth European final in seven seasons fell (...)

The announcement of the deal came during a trade trip to Dubai and Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton said there was “huge potential for Ireland to become a leading destination for medical travel”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mater Private Healthcare has signed a deal with the Dubai police force to provide health services in Ireland to members of the force and their familie(...)

The 2015 Westminster elections find Northern Ireland polarised between its two principal ethno-political camps, introverted as to the key issues divid(...)

The Turin shroud, which has gone on display for the first time in five years. Some  Christians believe the  14ft sheet is the burial cloth in which the crucified body of Christ was lain. Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Reuters

More than one million people from across the world are expected to head for Turin in the coming weeks for their chance to catch a glimpse of one of C(...)

David Raven, centre, celebrates scoring the winning goal in extra-time with his Inverness    Inverness Caledonian Thistle tam-mates in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Photo: Russell Cheyne/Reuters/Livepic

Inverness 3 Celtic 2 (aet, 1-1 after 90 minutes)David Raven’s dramatic extra-time strike against Celtic took Inverness into their first Scottish Cup f(...)

 South Korea protesters clash with police at a rally marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in downtown Seoul. Photograph:  Yon Hap/EPA

South Korean police clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where demonstrators hoped to demand a more vi(...)

Militants in Libya in a screen grab taken from a video reportedly released by  Islamic State. The video purportedly depicts the execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians.  Photograph: Al-Furqan Media/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State has released a video purporting to show its militants shooting and beheading what appeared to be about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.(...)

Leaked emails show movie star Ben Affleck requested details about a slave owning ancestor be omitted from a geneology programme. Photograph: Reuters

The film star Ben Affleck asked television chiefs to hide that one of his ancestors was a slave owner, according to a newly published batch of hacked (...)

Former Mainz manager  Thomas Tuchel (left) will take over from Jürgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund from next season. Photo:   Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

Former Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel will replace Jürgen Klopp as coach of Borussia Dortmund this summer, the Westphalian club have announced.Klopp reveale(...)