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 A protestor wears a mask of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman with a red painted hands during the demonstration in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 25th. Photography: EPA

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohamme(...)

A supporter of Houthi rebels collects money during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilise more fighters into Hodeidah battlefronts, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

On October 30th, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis and secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on all sides in the war in Yemen to agree a ceasefire wi(...)

You’d want a pretty sharp tax adviser to try to persuade Revenue you were anything other than Irish-domiciled.

I’m an Irish national and have been living and working in the Middle East for over 10 years. I am currently non-resident and not ordinarily domiciled (...)

After May 1st, Revenue has said that failure to disclose and pay tax due on foreign income and assets will be seen as an act of deliberate tax evasion

Taxpayers with offshore assets have been warned not to try to avoid disclosure to the Revenue ahead of a deadline next Monday. The tax authorities ha(...)

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans says most of those fleeing to Europe are economic migrants. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

More than half of those fleeing to Europe from the Middle East and Africa are economic migrants and not asylum seekers fleeing the horrors of war in I(...)

Trinity College Dublin scientists have conducted a DNA genome analysis on remains from a Roman cemetery in York, England.

Irish-based geneticists have revealed the secret past of bodies buried in a cemetery dating back to Roman times in York, England. One of the surpris(...)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has endorsed injudicious policies that could have disastrous consequences for his country and the Middle East. File photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images

Since assuming the Saudi throne at the end of January last year, King Salman has endorsed injudicious, even reckless, policies that could have disastr(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk (third left) meets with Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven (second right) on the sidelines of an EU summit at the EU Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Leaders of the 28 EU member states are gathering in Brussels on Thursday for a summit that is expected to be dominated by the refugee crisis and the c(...)

Pope Francis was greeted by about 80,000 people as he drove through sprawling Central Park on Friday. Photograph: Richard Drew/Reuters

Pope Francis, a day after addressing the United Nations in New York, travels on Saturday to Philadelphia, the birthplace of US independence, to promot(...)

A Chinese tourist, wearing a face mask, visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, as  three additional cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) were confirmed in the country, raising the number of patients diagnosed with the illness to 17. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

More than 680 people in South Korea have been placed in isolation after coming into contact with those infected with a virus that has killed hundreds (...)

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