Princess Latifa tried to flee Dubai in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India. File photograph: EPA/Free Latifa Campaign

A Dubai princess who has been the subject of concern from a United Nations panel after being seized trying to flee the sheikhdom in 2018 has appeared (...)

US president Joe Biden said millions of good, well-paid jobs would emerge from tackling the climate crisis, including in “fields we haven’t even conceived of yet”. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Even geopolitical foes can find common ground on combating climate change, US president Joe Biden declared during the closing session of a global summ(...)

 December 2018 image of  Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with Mary Robinson at the Latifa’s home in Dubai. Photograph: Stringer/Wam/AFP  via Getty Images

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has described her role in the controversy surrounding Dubai princess Latifa Al Maktoum as the biggest mistake she(...)

A dead cow lies on a roadside as an elderly woman is carried to safety from flood waters by Kerala and Tamil Nadu Fire Force personnel in Annamanada village in Thrissur District, in the south Indian state of Kerala. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Torrential rain finally let up in India’s flood-hit Kerala state on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, but authorities fe(...)

There are five or six individual Chinese thoroughbred owners involved in Ireland at the moment, who came over with a view to buying horses to bring back to China but decided to leave them in Ireland, training there, and they’ve had some success. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The sport of kings generates considerable curiosity in China, but a ban on gambling makes it difficult for horseracing to really take off. Increasingl(...)

An Aerial view of Dubai, which Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited this week. Photograph: Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg

The bigger the better seems to be the way of thinking here in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates has the world’s tallest building, largest shopping centr(...)

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 (...)