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French president Emmanuel Macron is received by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, earlier in November 2017. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron has invited the embattled Lebanese Sunni leader Saad Hariri, his wife and three children to lunch at the Élysée Palace on Sa(...)

A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment amid worsening malnutrition in the emergency ward of a hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, on Wednesday. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Saudi Arabia has come under strong pressure from UN humanitarian agencies to immediately and unconditionally lift its blockade of Yemen where deprivat(...)

Anna O’hUadhaigh-Bsaibes: ‘It’s not for everyone. This holiday is for adventurers’

Back in the early 1990s, war-torn Liberia would not have been an obvious location to set up a hotel. But, then, Dublin native Anna O’hUadhaigh-Bsaibes(...)

 French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during a meeting with Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri at the latter’s residence in the Saudi capital Riyadh on November 16th, 2017. Photograph: Rania Sanjar/AFP/Getty Images

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to go to France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago t(...)

The Engineering Project of the Year title went to Malachy Walsh and Partners (MW&P) for the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence. Pictured: Engineers Ireland director-general Caroline Spillane, Jack O’Leary (MW&P), Richard Leonard (MW&P), Paul Collins (MW&P), Seámus Kelly (MW&P), Frank Murphy (Cork GAA county board), David Cotter (John Sisk & Son Ltd), Seán Breen (MW&P), Michael Barrett (Michael Barrett Partnership), Bryan Roe (project architect), Michael Nolan (Transport Infrastructure Ireland)

The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with the ESB, are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demo(...)

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri shaking hands with French president Emmanuel Macron back in September 2017, before claims about his detainment in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

France said on Wednesday that Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon’s president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit F(...)

Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gebran Bassil, giving a press conference in Paris on Tuesday. He said prime minister Saad Hariri needed to return to Lebanon to prove he was free. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Saad Hariri will return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia within two days, he said on Tuesday, 10 days after his shock resignation as prime minister in a b(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan announced  up to 530 family members of refugees from “UNHCR-recognised conflict zones” would be accepted into Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Up to 530 family members of refugees already living in Ireland are to be welcomed into the State under a new family reunification programme announced (...)

EU special representative for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini. Photograph: Epa/Julien Warnand

The EU-Africa summit in Abidjan at the end of the month can open a vital new chapter in EU-Africa relations, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coven(...)

Patrons of a coffee shop in Beirut watch the television interview on Sunday with prime minister Saad Hariri, which took place in Saudi Arabia. Speculation is rampant that he is being held hostage there. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The Sunday evening interview with Lebanon’s prime minister was meant to put to rest the rampant speculation that he was being held hostage in Saudi Ar(...)

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