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Scouts carry the coffin of a boy during funerals  for children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in  Saada, northern Yemen.  Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

Thousands of mourners on Monday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the deadliest (...)

A Yemeni child stands next to the destroyed bus at the site of a Saudi-led coalition air strike, that targeted the Dahyan market the previous day in the Huthi rebels’ stronghold province of Saada last Friday. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

The latest atrocity in Yemen, which saw dozens of children killed in an air strike by Saudi-led coalition forces, once more directs international atte(...)

Yemenis dig graves for the victims of a Saudi-led air strike on Thursday that hit a bus carrying children. Photograph: EPA

A Saudi-led Arab military coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of s(...)

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Ottawa and frozen trade with Canada after mild criticism of his human rights record by Justin Trudeau’s government. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

In his drive to shake the Saudi economy out of its oil-dependent torpor while simultaneously initiating tentative social liberalisation and cracking d(...)

Smoke rises after an airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Children travelling on a bus were among dozens of people killed on Thursday by Saudi-led coalition air strikes in northern Yemen. The vehicle was hit(...)

Saudi crown prince  Mohammed bin Salman has pledged to open up the conservative kingdom, but has also displayed a decreasing tolerance for criticism. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia is selling Canadian assets as the kingdom escalates its response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist. The Saudi cen(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: said the EU must take practical action to save the Iran nuclear accord.

The Trump administration moved to restore some US sanctions on Iran and reaffirmed plans to impose tougher penalties on the country’s oil sales in Nov(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a trial operation of a new type of trolley bus at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Photograph: KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes and is violating sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship tra(...)

 Samar Badawi receiving the 2012 International Women of Courage award from first lady Michelle Obama and  secretary of state Hillary Clinton. File photograph:  Gary Cameron/Reuters

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained two prominent women activists, Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Saadeh, and have been holding them incommunicado si(...)

While Europe accounts for nine out of the top ten countries for broadband speeds worldwide, Ireland languishes in 30th spot out of all European locations surveyed.

How infuriating must it be for those living outside of urban areas to hear that broadband speeds in the Republic jumped by almost a third over the las(...)

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