US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo departed Washington on Tuesday night for Saudi Arabia in the wake of weekend attacks on oil facilities that have esc(...)

Oisin Murphy on Roaring Lion last year at the Irish Champions Weekend in Leopardstown. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Potentially hundreds of millions of viewers around the world will tune in to the Curragh and Leopardstown racecourses for the first time this weekend (...)

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(...)

Injured Syrian army members receive honours during the opening of the Damascus International Fair. File photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Damascus’s 61st International Fair opened this week with a spectacular sound and light show, singing and dancing, and a message of hope for a future w(...)

Rose of Tralee: the joy is that no hint of modernity is allowed. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Rose of Tralee turns 60 this year. And hasn’t she weathered it well! Doesn’t she have the look of a woman half her age! Maybe this is the year one(...)

Paul Mallee, co-founder of Maison Privee: ‘I think the opportunities are significant [in Dubai]. The ecosystem here for startups is really coming along in leaps and bounds.’

It was a series of fortunate career moves that led Paul Mallee to Dubai to set up a business catering to individuals seeking to rent short-term, upmar(...)

Fighters from  the UAE-trained Security Belt Force, dominated by backers of the the Southern Transitional Council, which seeks independence for south Yemen, pose in the centre of Aden on Monday. Photograph: Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind Yemen’s exiled president, as UAE-backed southern separatists who took over the port of Aden held strong against R(...)

Soldiers rush to help the injured following a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden. Photograph: Fawaz Salman/Reuters

At least 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a missile attack and co-ordinated suicide bombings in the southern port city of Aden, accord(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

US president Donald Trump: vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from bypassing Congress and selling bill(...)

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