Archaeologist Howard Carter opening the coffin of Tutankhamen which he discovered in 1922: when a museum worker broke his beard moving the mask, a conservationist simply stuck it back on. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Earlier this year there were reports of a botched conservation job to one of the world’s most famous artefacts of the ancient world, the magnificent g(...)

The trial of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (above) has been adjourned.

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.(...)

Arab League secretary general Nabil Elaraby (l) and Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry answer questions from journalists during a news conference after the closing session of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as(...)

Rebel fighters from Suqour al-Sham Brigade fire their weapons towards forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad that are fleeing Idlib city. Photograph: Mohamad Bayoush/Reuters

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria have seized almost full control of the north-western city of Idlib, taking over major roundabouts a(...)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) receiving Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (left), in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Arab leaders started the annual summit conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, with several of the countries in the grip of chaos. Arab leaders are expected to discuss a draft resolution to set up a pan Arab military force to intervene in regional crises. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit on Saturday that Cairo backed calls for a unified Arab force to confront regional se(...)

Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. Mr Halawa is to go on trial in Egypt on Sunday, along with 493 others who were caught up in violent protests in Cairo against the authorities. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The family of Ibrahim Halawa has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene and have him released from jail in Egypt. Mr Halawa (19) goes on trial on(...)

‘It is important for us at this time of great sadness to stand together and process this horrific incident in a way that is fair and reasonable.’ Above, flowers are left close to the ‘Charlie Hebdo’  offices on a day of mourning following a terrorist attack at the  building in January. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Every Muslim has been in utter shock since the senseless, appalling and cowardly attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris two months ago. This horrific attack(...)

M’Barka Brahmi, who heard her husband Mohamed being shot as he left their house: ‘I ran out screaming, “Ennahda killed him”.’

The Brahmi family slept late that morning of July 25th, 2013, a holiday in the fasting month of Ramadan. “We watched television in our bedroom with ou(...)

‘While Tunisia has been regarded by most observers as the model case of democratic transition in the region, following the turmoil of the 2011 Arab uprisings, it too has experienced significant instability, although not on the scale of its neighbours in the region.’ Tunisians wave banners and their national flag during a demonstration in Midoun, north east of Djerba on March 20th, two days after gunmen attacked the National Bardo Museum. German writting on placard reads: “We don’t want any terrorists in Tunisia.”Photograph: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this week, Tunisia became the latest country to suffer a violent attack at the hands of militants linked to the so-called Islamic State (IS). (...)

An armed US marshall stands outside federal court in Brooklyn before the court appearance of Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

A US air force veteran has appeared in court accused of trying to support the Islamic State.Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh (47) from New Jersey pleaded (...)