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The man detained at Dublin Airport described the incident as “probably the worst moment of my life”.

The legal team of a man from an Arab country, who was detained while transiting through Dublin Airport in June, has called on the Government to apolog(...)

A banner depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Douma: Unless Syria recovers, millions of Syrian refugees will stay in host countries. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have begun to normalise relations with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with the aim of reducing Iran(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo addressing students at the American University in Cairo on Thursday.  Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo accused Barack Obama on Thursday of sowing chaos in the Middle East by failing to adequately confront Islamist mili(...)

A worker carves a statuette from alabaster, the same material the Pharaohs used to build their temples and tombs, at a workshop in Luxor, Egypt. Photograph: Reuters

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved, 4,400-year-old tomb of a royal priest and his family in Egypt, in a “one of a kind” find, Egyptian au(...)

Tunisian women hold up saws and signs showing pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption below reading in Arabic “no welcome, Tunisians against the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to Tunisia”, during an anti-Saudi Crown Prince protest  in the capital, Tunis on November 27th Photograph:  Fethi Belaid/ AFP/Getty

The heir to the Saudi throne, Mohammed bin Salman, arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday on his tour of “brother” Arab countries before he braves western, Tur(...)

Workers carry mummified cats at the Saqqara area in  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs containing dozens of cat mummies, as well as wooden statues depicting other animals (...)

 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas stated: ‘Palestine was – and shall remain – on the side of Saudi Arabia.’ Photograph:  Abbas Momani / AFP

Arab governments have, belatedly, rallied round Riyadh over the disappearance and presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi while visiting t(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: a man who knew too much. Photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been a regime insider for decades and knew how the kingdom’s rulers and security services dealt with dissidents. (...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (right) arriving at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd,  in a video grab from CCTV footage obtained by Turkish news agency DHA. Photograph:  Demiroren News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Top Turkish security officials have concluded that Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on orders from (...)

After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

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