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 An Iranian Revolutionary Guard jet boat sails around a seized tanker in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, last month. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani/EPA

Emirati and Iranian border and coast guard commanders have met for the first time in six years in Tehran to boost maritime co-operation in the Strait (...)

File image of  Abdirahman Omar Osman at an event in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 2017. File photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

The mayor of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office, Somali government officials said on Thu(...)

Amrullah Saleh, who is running for vice-president of Afghanistan, at his home in Kabul on Monday. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

Even before he received specific intelligence about an attempt planned on his life, Amrullah Saleh had a feeling they were coming for him soon. So he (...)

US president Donald Trump (right) meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC in March 2018. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty/File

US troops, war planes and missile defence batteries are being deployed at the Prince Sultan air base south of the Saudi capital Riyadh as regional ten(...)

Britain’s ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch listens as US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May hold a joint news conference at the White House in Washington on January 27th, 2017. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Boris Johnson has come under furious criticism at Westminster after Kim Darroch resigned as ambassador to Washington over the fallout from his leaked (...)

The UK’s  ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch: It is unclear precisely what Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be the next prime minister, will do. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Britain and the US have been plunged into a full-scale diplomatic dispute, centred on Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to Washington. On Tuesday, Donal(...)

Donald Trump has dramatically stepped up the war of words over Britain’s US ambassador, branding him a ‘pompous fool’. Photograph:Oliver Contreras/EPA

United States president Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the US on Tuesday, dismissing Sir Kim Darroch as a(...)

Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani (R), the special envoy of the Qatari Foreign Minister for Terrorism and Mediation in the Settlement of Disputes, attends the second day of the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital Doha. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan wound up on Tuesday the seventh round of talks he has held with the Taliban in Qatar, after signs of pro(...)

Donnacha Hurley: ‘We are experiencing significant challenges in recruitment due to near full employment and our inability to attract foreign nationals due to housing costs.’

A long and varied career brought Corkman Donnacha Hurley into the investment world 18 years ago when he decided to establish a holding company with st(...)

A woman  at the detention centre for mainly African migrants that was hit by an air strike in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Libya has not, for some time, been a place of safety. Yet for the EU, unwilling to welcome those fleeing Africa, there has been only one option for de(...)

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