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Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, has called on the UN Security Council to help hold accountable the perpetrators of an attack on four oil tankers off the coast of the  UAE last month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month were “most likely” perpetrated by a “state actor”, the United Nations(...)

A helicopter hovers with an oil tanker in the background as the USS John C Stennis makes its way to the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21st, 2018. File photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an att(...)

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani: economic siege has pushed Gulf state closer to Iran and has ensured he is probably the most secure ruler in the region. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

If a cult of personality is essential for absolute rulers to maintain power then Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, has nothing to fe(...)

A seven-piece tea service catalogued as “presented to Sean Lemass on a visit to UAE” made €1,400

At O’Reilly’s auction in Francis St, Dublin on Wednesday silver gifts presented to the late Seán Lemass, a former Fianna Fáil leader and Taoiseach wen(...)