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Former president Bill Clinton walks on stage at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York in  2010. The Clinton Foundation become an Achilles’ heel for Hillary’s presidential campaign. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In April 2009, Doug Band, a long-serving aide to former American president Bill Clinton, emailed Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, two senior staff member(...)

Bahrain International Airport is one of several locations where Aer Rianta International manages duty-free facilities. Photograph: iStock

Irish-managed Bahrain Duty Free earned profits of almost $9 million (€8 million) in the six months to the end of June, according to its latest figures(...)

Ten people appeared in court on Monday over the Saudi embassy attack in Tehran, Iran, this year in January. Photograph: Mehdi Ghasemi/Reuters

More than 10 people accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January appeared in a Tehran court on Monday, Iranian news agencies repor(...)

The headquarters of  al-Wefaq. Its funds are to be claimed by the state treasury. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters/File Photo

A Bahrain court on Sunday dissolved the main Shia Muslim opposition group al-Wefaq, accusing it of fostering violence and terrorism, in an escalation (...)

In Sweden: Grace Lovquist with her daughter Allison in Sweden. ‘When Ireland and Sweden were drawn in the same group, I immediately put in an order from home for our baby’s first Irish kit.’

Irish people living abroad will be watching Rep of Ireland v Italy in different time zones around the world tonight. Here, fans in Qatar, Bahrain and(...)

Anti-government protesters hold posters of Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim during an anti-government protest organised by  Al Wefaq in   2013. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Bahrain has stripped the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shia Muslim majority of his citizenship, state news agency BNA reported on Monday, and ther(...)

Men leave after Friday prayers at the main mosque in Podujevo, Kosovo. Idriz Bilalli, a moderate imam there, received death threats after campaigning against the spread of unauthorised mosques and Wahhabi teaching. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Every Friday, just yards from a statue of Bill Clinton with arm aloft in a cheery wave, hundreds of young bearded men make a show of kneeling to pray (...)

 Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly present the final night of the British queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

The queen of England is 90 and UTV Ireland celebrate the occasion by showing a massive birthday party (Sunday, UTV Ireland) hosted by her cheeky roya(...)

 Enda Corneille, Emirates  and  Mishal Kanoo, CEO of the Kanoo Group.

“Geographical lumping” was how Mishal Kanoo referred to it. The chief executive of the Kanoo group, the UAE-based shipping and trading conglomerate, w(...)

Gerald Lawless, head of tourism and hospitality of Dubai Holdings: believes  rising education costs in the UK, combined with the country’s scrutiny of its “non-dom” tax rules, has created a good opportunity for the Republic’s universities to recruit students from Arab countries.

Increased education costs and changing tax rules for non-residents in the UK have created opportunities for the Republic’s universities to attract st(...)

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