Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘I am foreign minister and I need to make sure that I make decisions on the basis of fact and informed content.’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has rejected a call for Saudi diplomats to be expelled from Ireland in the wake of the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khas(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomes US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US has reached a $6 billion (€5.35bn) deal for Saudi Arabia to buy four littoral combat ships made by Lockheed Martin in a package of major arms p(...)