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This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on Saturday shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq. Photograph: Getty Images

Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield, sparkin(...)

The issue has encroached on public consciousness on a global scale fuelled by ‘the Thunberg effect’. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Photo

The world will witness a climate protest like never before on September 20th, when young people in their millions will shout loudest. Three days later(...)

US stocks gained in early trading on Thursday after the US delayed scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese imports. Photograph: Reuters

A gauge of global stock markets touched its highest since late July on Thursday after fresh hints of progress in the US-China trade dispute, sending b(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: He was told to send a text message to his son saying he was in Istanbul: “Don’t worry if you cannot reach me.” Photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP

Texts of audio recordings of the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country’s Istanbul consultate have been published for the(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

Suad Al Darra and her husband, Housam Ziad, moved to Ireland five years ago. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Suad Aldarra was offered a job in Ireland in 2014 she was suddenly faced with the prospect of having to choose between her relationship and her c(...)

The Yeats room at the K Club.

Join the klub The K Club’s art and wine collection will be the centre of a special weekend on September 27th to 29th. The experience at the Kildare e(...)

Norges Bank, the central bank that manages the oil fund, recommended that the investor be allowed to hold up to 1 per cent of its equity portfolio in unlisted companies. rPhotograph: iStock

Norway’s $1 trillion (€902 billion) oil fund should be able to invest in large unlisted companies, according to the investor’s manager, as it seeks gr(...)

Mo Nader  came to Ireland from his native Egypt five years ago .Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Mo Nader was 15 years old when the Arab Spring protests broke out in his native Egypt. Having grown up in Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian teenager was keen(...)

 Yemenis sit in front of historic buildings in the old city of Sana’a. Aid delivery to starving Yemenis has improved, but the UN is struggling to secure funds for its programmes. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned the UN Security Council that the situation in Yemen has become untenable and the country now risks fragmentation (...)

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