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A man walks past the Qatar Airways office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has swung behind Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that have accused Qatar of backing terrorism, saying funding for “radic(...)

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Middle Eastern nations “cannot wait for American power to crush” Islamic terrorism for them, US president Donald Trump told Islamic leaders on Sunday,(...)

A giant billboard bearing portraits of American president Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Riyadh. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty

Saudi royals are set to roll out the red carpet for American president Donald Trump during his event-packed visit, although he arrives under the shado(...)

 British oil giant BP rebounded back into net profit in the first quarter, energised by deep cost-cutting and rising crude prices, the group announced on May 2, 2017.  Photograph: Getty Images

BP’s profit nearly tripled in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier thanks to higher oil prices and production, and as its sharp cost cutting (...)

The prospectus for Saudi Arabia’s sukuk issuance advises investors to note the adverse effect the low oil price is having on the economy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has listed the world’s largest ever sukuk issuance through two listings on the main securities market of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), (...)

Kevin Quinn: ‘In summer I long for the rains of Ireland and the familiar howl of an Irish wind.’

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide (and in Ireland) for Irish construction workers. If(...)

Why have so many Irish teachers left the country in recent years? What are their jobs like and how does the education system there compare to Ireland(...)

Kate Fennell and her daughter Anu in Istanbul, Turkey. “I would like her to speak my language, and  relate to the things in my Connemara culture that I relate to”

Naming my first child made me feel like an emigrant for the first time. Back then, in 2008, I had been gone from Ireland five years. Living in German(...)

An oil and gas field processing and drilling site in Ukraine. A new agreement to cut production has now gone into effect. Photograph: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg

Oil prices rose in the first trading hours of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between Opec and non-Opec members to cut production will drain a globa(...)

Of nine tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and IBM, polled by The Intercept, only one – Twitter – said it would refuse to help Trump build a registry of Muslims. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

When a journalist asked nine major technology firms if they would help the incoming Trump administration build its proposed Muslim registry, only one (...)

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