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Paramedic Tony Crocock and his wife Tereza Crocock, a physiotherapist from the Czech Republic.

Tony Crocock is originally from Sligo and now lives in Jeddah on the shore of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia where he works as a paramedic. The(...)

Northern Ireland’s  Graeme McDowell  on the 18th green during the final day of  the Saudi International. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/via Getty Images

The redeye flight out of Jeddah took Graeme McDowell back to the US with a new set of goals. On an upward trend this past year, the 40-year-old Northe(...)

‘I believe it is possible to continue that trade, having animal welfare at the heart of it,’ Michael Creed said. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has rejected a call from Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan for a ban on live animal exports from Ireland over an(...)

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard helicopter hovers around a detained British-flagged  tanker Stena Impero in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, on July 21st. File photograph: Hasan Shirvani

Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker travelling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said. It is the latest(...)

US president Donald Trump’s announcement will heap further pressure on a country which has been struggling economically. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The United States is to impose new economic sanctions on Iran, significantly increasing economic pressure on the country. “I have just instructed the (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo departed Washington on Tuesday night for Saudi Arabia in the wake of weekend attacks on oil facilities that have esc(...)

Mo Nader  came to Ireland from his native Egypt five years ago .Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Mo Nader was 15 years old when the Arab Spring protests broke out in his native Egypt. Having grown up in Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian teenager was keen(...)

Daniel Mullan is due to be extradited from Ireland to the United States today. Photograph: Ireland International News Agency.

A 80-year-old who the FBI believes has been producing and selling child pornography for at least 30 years is due to be extradited from Ireland to the (...)

A boy cools down  a fountain in Berlin, Germany during the heatwave. Photogtaph: Kay Nietfeld/dpa/AP

A lot has been happening with Irish abroad this week as a heatwave with recording-breaking temperatures hit much of Europe, more news on extending the(...)

Enda O’Brien is a climate scientist at the Center of Excellence in Climate Change Research at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Enda O’Brien works as a climate scientist at the Center of Excellence in Climate Change Research at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.(...)

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