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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(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche at the UCI Cycling Road World Championships on September 20th, 2017 in Bergen, Norway: looking good ahead of Il Lombardia Classic.  Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche showed strong form in advance of next weekend’s prestigious Il Lombardia Classic when he took fourth in Saturday’s Giro dell’ Emilia. (...)

Protestors setting fire to the Saudi Arabia embassy in Tehran, Iran, on January 2nd, 2016. The incident led Qatar to follow Saudi Arabia’s lead in cutting ties with the Islamic republic. Photograph: Mohammad Reza  Nadimi/EPA

Qatar has decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia’s missi(...)

The Qatari Stock Exchange in Doha. Qatar’s economy has been hit by the sanctions imposed by a Saudi-led Arab bloc. Photograph: AFP

Qatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, as the impact of the on(...)

A veiled woman sits  on a bench near an installation of wedding dresses by Lebanese artist Mireille Honein and Abaad activist organisation  at Beirut’s corniche in April. The installation was a criticism of Lebanon’s law allowing rapists who married their victims to go free. Photograph:   Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images

The Lebanese parliament has repealed a controversial 1940s law permitting rapists to escape prosecution by marrying their victims. Article 522 of the (...)

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