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 French president Emmanuel Macron: France has sold €12 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia over the past decade, and €8 billion worth to Qatar. The sale of up to a dozen more Rafale fighter jets may be announced in Doha. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron will travel to Algiers on Wednesday, then fly on to the Qatari capital Doha. The two countries are at opposite ends o(...)

 Gary Lineker will front Friday’s World Cup draw. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

As the days ticked down you kept thinking he might still have something up his sleeve. Maybe this is a brilliantly orchestrated inside job. Maybe half(...)

 Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri speaks to his supporters at his home at downtown Beirut, Lebanon, after returning from Saudi Arabia. Hariri, who had recently announced his resignation, said he would temporarily refrain from stepping down from office at the behest of the country’s president. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri’s return to Beirut on independence day is ironic as current external interventions in the country’s affairs have d(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

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(...)

Gavin Lawlor, who has been living in Manama for 16 years, with his wife Dona and their three sons Calum, Oisín and Aidan-Fionn.

Manama in Bahrain has been rated the best city in the world to emigrate to, in a newly published global survey, which ranked Dublin 47th out of 51 cit(...)

 Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen   driving the  Scuderia Ferrari SF70H   during the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo José Carlos Pace   in São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty

Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix for Ferrari, putting in a commanding performance to beat the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas into second pl(...)

Exterior of the refurbished Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin, which reopens today. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bewley’s of Grafton Street in Dublin has had a top-to-bottom renovation costing €12 million, but for many of the customers first through the(...)

The body of Conor David Dunne (43) was retrieved from a canal on the Amwaj Island of Bahrain

Police in Bahrain are investigating the death of an Irishman who was found dead on Saturday in a canal in the small Gulf island state. The body of C(...)

Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas is using international debt markets to bolster public budgets since energy markets slumped. Photograph: iStock

Qatar is considering raising at least $9 billion (€7.67 billion) from international bond markets as the gas-rich nation boycotted by its neighbours se(...)

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