An Egyptian voter shows her ink-stained finger after voting   in Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egyptians have been voting on Sunday and Monday in 13 of the country’s 27 governorates in the second phase of parliamentary elections. Voters in Cairo(...)

A Russian employee of a hotel teaches belly dancing to Russian tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The likelihood that a bomb caused the crash of a Russian airliner flying from Sharm al-Sheikh to St Petersburg has already had a devastating impact on(...)

Gerry Gilroy in Sharm El-Sheikh

An Irish man currently in Sharm El-Sheikh has described “crazy” scenes at the resort as foreign visitors scramble to secure passage home. Speaking to (...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in a demonstration in Cairo in October, 1913. Many young members of the Brotherhood blame their elders for bungling the Arab Spring revolt and their chance to govern.  Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

A veteran leader of the Muslim Brotherhood was so alarmed by the rising calls for violence from the group’s youth that he risked arrest to urge the mo(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has been held in prison in Cairo since August 2013.

Ibrahim Halawa has expressed “upset” and “frustration” at the Government’s lack of direct public intervention regarding his detention in Egypt. The(...)

Investors view plans for a new Egyptian capital beside Cairo at the Sharm el-Sheikh economic conference. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt’s government has announced plans to build a new capital adjacent to Cairo, in a massive new project that in its first phase would cost £30 billi(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa whose trial in Egypt has been postponed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa was yesterday postponed until March 29th and the venue was moved from the police academy on the outskirts o(...)

Egyptian youths shout slogans at a protest in Cairo yesterday commemorating the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Photograph: Mohamed Shokry Algarnoussi/EPA

At least 18 people, including three policemen, were killed and 38 injured when demonstrators clashed with police enforcing a ban on unauthorised pr(...)

An anti-government protester chants slogans during a protest in front of the journalists’ syndicate in Cairo. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president have fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on the fourth anniversary of the coun(...)

A file picture of Egyptian Coptic children attending a  new year Mass  at the Virgin Mary Coptic Christian church in  Al-Warrak, Cairo. The Egyptian capital this Christmas is a sanctuary for Syrian, Sudanese, Libyan, Somali, and Palestinian refugees. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Poinsettias, Christmas trees, coloured lights, decorations and tinsel are in fashion in the upmarket neighbourhood of Zamalek on the Nile island of Ge(...)