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 Yemeni pro-government forces on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida on Wednesday. Photograph:  Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi-led coalition forces have halted an offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Hodeida port after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) called for “ear(...)

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy (bass, left), Brian O’Reilly on electric guitar and Paud O’Reilly on drums.

It was the year of the Prague Spring, the student revolt in France and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy in the US. Meanwh(...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis:  envisages continuing Saudi air raids on Yemen in the next 30 days. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US call for a ceasefire in Yemen will not bring an abrupt halt to the deadly and devastating 3½-year conflict in the region’s poorest country. Th(...)

A Department of Education working group has been meeting to examine ways of boosting teacher supply in a number of subjects. Photograph: David Sleator

Bursaries for trainee teachers in subjects where there is an undersupply are being examined as part of a package of measures to tackle a “crisis” in c(...)

Joe McHugh, the newly appointed Minister for Education, said thousands of teachers are based in places like Dubai or Abu Dhabi and many feel unable to fly back to Ireland for job interviews. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Schools may be encouraged to interview Irish teachers based in the Middle East over Skype as part of a new effort to tackle classroom staff shortages.(...)

Manchester United’s US co-chairman Avram Glazer  with Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

At Manchester United, the football club’s multilayered travails, the misery of the manager and the palpable sense of soullessness around Old Trafford (...)

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran on Saturday. In Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed in an attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers in dress uniform lay prone in the street. Others, apparently heavily armed, faced the assailants, then threw themselves to the ground without(...)

Algeria’s energy minister Mustapha Guitouni speaks to the media at the Opec meeting in Algiers on Sunday.

Opec’s leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, ruled out on Sunday any immediate, additional increase in crud(...)

Manchester city owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  Ten  years after he bought the club, they have been  transformed the club from a national punchline to the kings of English football. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty

Vincent Kompany has rejected claims that Manchester City have enjoyed an unfair advantage over the last decade thanks to their Abu Dhabi owner or that(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aka MBS: Since his father became king in early 2015, MBS has made powerful enemies. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s decision toshelve the listing of the ’s national oil company Aramco on domestic and global share markets could lead to regime chan(...)

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