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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(...)

Regaining control of the oil-producing province of Deir al-Zor from Isis and Syria’s eastern border with Iraq are essential if Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is to achieve his   goal of reuniting Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has vowed to defend proposed Russian de-escalation zones, punish violators with the aid of Iran and Hizbullah, and re(...)

International school fees for a six-year-old can cost up to $2,783 (€2,550). Photograph: Getty Images

The cost of educating a child at an international school varies considerably, depending on location. A new survey shows just how big the difference ca(...)

 King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud: expected to boost the kingdom’s relationship with the Trump administration following its decline under  Barack Obama. Photograph:  Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Images

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has sworn in a new cabinet, made key provincial appointments, and issued decrees revoking salary and bonus cuts for minis(...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on the sidelines of the Arab League summit in Jordan on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Egyptian presidency

Arab leaders have concluded their 28th annual summit in Jordan, denouncing “foreign interference” in their affairs and calling for an end to conflicts(...)

An Etihad Airways jet at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.  Passengers travelling to the US from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will be prohibited from bringing large electronic devices on board. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Airline passengers travelling to the US and UK from a number of Middle Eastern and north African countries have been barred from carrying large electr(...)

US authorities are planning to ban passengers  on certain US-bound foreign airline flights from taking electronic devices larger than mobile phones. File photograph: Getty Images

The Trump administration confirmed on Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travellers to the United States from 10(...)

‘The tax-free lifestyle has permitted me to pay for my kids education and old debts from the Irish recession.’

In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, Irish Times Abroad is inviting readers around the world to upload their photos and stories to our new Picturing the(...)

The body of a man is recovered from the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Saada, Yemen, last August. Arms sold to Saudi Arabia have been used in the war waged on Yemeni Houthi rebels. Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

The global arms trade has reached its highest volume since the end of the Cold War, partly due to purchases by Middle Eastern governments from the Uni(...)

Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush (right) of the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel group speaks with his colleague during Syrian peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, on February 16th. Photograph: Stanislav Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Uncertainty continues to plague the UN effort to impose a ceasefire, deliver humanitarian aid and negotiate a political settlement in war-torn Syria. (...)

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