New  report shows  average world temperatures  on course to far exceed  goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA

Negotiations at the UN summit in Poland, now entering their final political phase, continue to be dominated by issues around the strictness of a ruleb(...)

Vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum:  the UAE is among the countries engaged in a economic and diplomatic boycott of Doha since mid-2017. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty

A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir’s decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Ar(...)

Hugo Keenan of Leinster during a recent Pro14 clash against Dragons at Rodney Parade. Photo: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Sevens rugby polarises opinion. Some view it as a standalone bastardisation of the 15-a-side game that does little to develop the skill sets of player(...)

Durham University PhD student Matthew Hedges and his wife Daniela Tejada. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

The PhD student Matthew Hedges has spoken out about the psychological torture he underwent while being held for nearly seven months in the United Arab(...)

Dr Conor Patterson, chief executive of the Newry and Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency at the defunct former customs clearance facility on the outskirts of Newry.  Photograph: Alan Betson

On the Border, there is no shortage of tall tales told about smuggling. From wartime reports of hiding butter in prams or sugar under skirts, to elab(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces tanks near Mukalla airport, southwest Yemen. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s warring parties suggested on Thursday that they would attend UN-sponsored peace talks expected to be held in Sweden next week as western count(...)

Patricia Quinn was adjudicated bankrupt in 2011 on the application of IBRC. Photograph: Collins

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has obtained a €121 million judgment against Patricia Quinn, wife of businessman Seán Quinn. The judgment means Mrs(...)

Matthew Hedges and his wife, Daniela Tejada, reunited in northern England on Tuesday. The PhD student was  granted a presidential pardon and flown back to Britain earlier in the day. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

A British academic sentenced to life imprisonment by the United Arab Emirates for spying and then pardoned by the nation’s president days later thanke(...)

Turkish   police search a  villa in the  northwestern province of   Yalova  for the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:  Demiroren News Agency/AFP/Turkey/Getty

Turkey initiated a fresh push in the investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi on Monday, searching a villa in the northwest of the country and (...)

Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/PA

The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned and released a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting a request for clemency after (...)

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