The trial of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (above) has been postponed for a fifth time.

The trial in Egypt of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa has been adjourned.Irish Ambassador Isolde Moylan, who was in court, confirmed the change of date.(...)

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Lagos during presidential elections on Sunday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

(...) religious lines in Africa’s most populous nation.It is also the first election since the end of military(...)

Members of the Tunisian armed forces stand guard during the closing event of the 14th World Social Forum (WSF), Tunis, Tunisia. Photograph: Mohamed Mesara

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants on Sunday, hours after the government sa(...)

 Shane Hegarty: “You’ve got to start from the point of telling a story because you need to tell it. Just write what you want to write and like nobody will ever see it”

(...). Ed O’Loughlin, former Africa correspondent for The Irish Times, told me his lucky break came when he(...)

Women wait in line outside a polling station in Gidan Niyam Sakin Yara in Daura in Katsina State. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

(...) are front-runners among 14 candidates who want to govern Africa’s most populous nation. Nigeria is(...)

Australia’s batsman Steve Smith acknowledges the crowd after scoring his century during his Cricket World Cup semi-final match against India. Photograph: Reuters

For the second successive World Cup the joint hosts will contest the final. Australia against New Zealand, a final of which the organisers might have (...)

‘Keeping Graham Dwyer safe in custody will present a challenge to the authorities.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) eventually served four years for manslaughter before being deported to South Africa where he became a(...)

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya  wins at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...), South Africa, the USA and hosts China). There was not one single senior men’s entrant from Germany(...)

‘The AIIB will address the need for investment in Asian transport, energy and telecommunications.’ Jin Liqun (left), Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat for Establishing Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, talks to Khalid A Al-Falih, President and CEO of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, during the China Development Forum  in Beijing this week. Photograph:  EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

(...), Latin America, Africa and Russia to escape being so constrained by its western interlocutors. Another(...)

Malcolm Fraser: became increasingly estranged from his party, criticising its hardline stance on asylum seekers and its free-market policies. Photograph: EPA

(...) interest was in foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region and turbulent southern Africa. Defence and trade(...)