Migrants and refugees disembark from a Maltese coast guard patrol vessel after being rescued at sea. Photograph: Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières has announced it will resume its search, rescue and medical aid operations in the Mediterranean Sea between Africa(...)

An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice to be done for Giulio Regeni during a demonstration protesting the government’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, last week. Photograph: Reuters

An Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt had been detained by police and then transferred to a compound run by homeland security the(...)

Liga Legzdina, a native Latvian who converted to Islam, on a bus in a suburb of the capital Riga. The government in Latvia is working on proposed legislation that would ban face-covering veils worn by Muslim women from public spaces. Photograph: Reinis Hofmanis/The New York Times

With her niqab, a face-covering Islamic veil that reveals just the wearer’s eyes, Liga Legzdina stands out amid pine trees, grasslands and wood-panell(...)

A police officer in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15th. Public anger over allegations of police brutality has been bubbling over the past months, with several incidents spilling over into skirmishes and protests. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

A riot erupted in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday after a policeman shot three people after an argument over the price of a cup of tea, killing one of them,(...)

Renowned journalist Robert Fisk (right) delivered a lecture at UCD on Monday night, entitled Life after Isis. The event, hosted by the Philosophical and Law Societies in UCD,  was attended by the President, Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The EU is embarking on a misadventure in sending refugees to Turkey – a country which has a history of human rights abuses stretching from the Armenia(...)

One could be forgiven for misunderstanding the plaque reading “Best Straight Egyptian Male 2012”, that hangs on the wall of the vast country kitchen (...)

Tahrir Square in Ciaro on February 1, 2011. Most 18-29-year-olds in the region have disengaged from politics after the uprisings. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Since the 1980s the Middle East has had a youth bulge caused by improved healthcare and a continuing high fertility rate. More than two-thirds of the(...)

Gerald Lawless, head of tourism and hospitality of Dubai Holdings: believes  rising education costs in the UK, combined with the country’s scrutiny of its “non-dom” tax rules, has created a good opportunity for the Republic’s universities to recruit students from Arab countries.

Increased education costs and changing tax rules for non-residents in the UK have created opportunities for the Republic’s universities to attract st(...)

Yemeni teenagers play soccer in front of a mosque on Socotra Island, Yemen. Concern about poor job prospects was observed in the survey across the Arab world, where one in four 15- to 24-year-olds are jobless – the highest youth unemployment on the planet, according to World Bank. Photograph: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

The vast majority of young Arabs are increasingly rejecting Islamic State and believe the extremist group will fail to establish a caliphate, a poll h(...)

Ibrahim Halawa (20), from Firhouse, Dublin, is in prison in Egypt.

Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa was transferred between prisons in Egypt in recent days without the knowledge of the Irish Government or his family. The(...)