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Has the pandemic led to the death of hookup culture, and how will singletons find romance in the future? The dating scene was completely decimat(...)

Memebers of the Irish Naturist Association at their Sunday morning Qigong session on White Rock Beach, Killiney. Photograph: Shane Raymond

If you go down to White Rock Beach by Killiney Hill in Dublin early on a Sunday morning, you can watch the sunrise. Go a little later and you might se(...)

 Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz: remains committed to the Saudi-authored peace plan adopted by the 2002 Beirut Arab summit.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has told the US that Israel must withdraw from conquered Arab territory and Palestinians must have their state before the kingdom will no(...)

Saudi foreign minister prince Faisal bin Farhan reiterated Saudi characterisations of Israel’s  settlement construction in the West Bank as ‘illegitimate’. Photograph: John MacDougall - Pool/Getty

Saudi Arabia has said it would not establish relations with Israel until after it reaches a peace accord with the Palestinians. The announcement amou(...)

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos played a pivotal role in restoring democracy after the death of Gen Francisco Franco in 1975. File photograph: Getty

Spain’s royal household has confirmed that disgraced former king Juan Carlos is in the United Arab Emirates, two weeks after it was announced that he (...)

 The then Spanish King, Juan Carlos I, with Queen Sofia, during a visit to  the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta, Africa, in November 2007. File photograph: Jose Luis Roca/AFP/Getty

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos is to leave the country and go into exile abroad following a series of damaging allegations about his financial arrang(...)

 Muslim pilgrims gather inside the Sacred Mosque, in Mecca, last year.  This year’s hajj will not be cancelled, but  only ‘very limited numbers’ of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage. Photograph:  EPA

Muslims the world over have expressed sadness and disappointment at the Saudi decision to bar foreign pilgrims from performing the hajj this summer. T(...)

Faithful in protective masks attend Friday prayers during Ramadan at a mosque in Gaza City on Friday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Rarely, if ever, in the 1,400-year history of the faith have Islam’s three holiest mosques in Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem closed simultaneously durin(...)

Children on  a mini truck with a Joker cutout as the Covid-19 pandemic rages in Sanaa. Photograph: Yahya Arhab

Yemen’s desperate battle to contain the coronavirus intensifies as contagion spreads throughout the south of the country and takes hold in the north. (...)

  Iraqis shop for food ahead of the first day of   Ramadan at the Shorjah market in central Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: EPA

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan is set to begin on Thursday night with the sighting of the crescent moon. Attendance at ceremonial openings will b(...)

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