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Military ships are seen during a naval exercise by US and Qatar troops in the Arabian Gulf, Qatar, June 16, 2017. Qatar has reason to be thankful for the large US military presence in the country. Were it not for that, the Qataris would be much more vulnerable to a Saudi-led military intervention. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

For the past six years, there have been two Arab worlds. The world of violence and tragedy; and the world of glitz and globalisation. Syria, Iraq, Lib(...)

Belgium fans before the Italy game on Monday. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Ireland take on Belgium in our second Euro 2016 game on Saturday in Bordeaux, France. Belgium are the favourites in Group E and are currently ranke(...)

Flames ripping  through the Address Downtown hotel in Dubai after a fire broke out on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish singer who was caught up in the Dubai skyscraper fire has spoken of how quickly the fire spread through the building. Anita Williams, origi(...)

Flames rip through the Address Downtown hotel after it was hit by a massive fire, near the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, on December 31st, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A 63-storey skyscraper in downtown Dubai engulfed by fire on Thursday night has been evacuated and the blaze is 90 per cent under control, authorities(...)

Ashford Castle in winter

Make hay in Cork If you’ve been responsible for feeding the troops all over Christmas, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the cookin(...)

Tommy Griffith: “Our future is bright; we are entering the UAE and have already set up in US”

Tommy Griffith is founder and chief executive of PEL Waste Reduction Equipment. After developing a bottle-crushing machine to reduce commercial waste,(...)

The 150-floor edifice, if constructed, would rank as the second tallest building in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

An Irish developer’s abortive plan to build the world’s tallest residential building in Chicago may yet be revived.Garret Kelleher’s Chicago Spire pro(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia today to lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission  in Riyadh, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (pictured). Photograph:  Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia tonight ahead of a trade mission and a series of diplomatic engagements in the Gulf region.Mr Kenny (...)

 The only bedroom in the One Room Hotel in Prage

For eccentricity, it’s hard to beat the idea of a one-room hotel – and when that room is 70 metres off the ground in a concrete pod attached to(...)