The EU’s high representative for foreign policy, Federica Mogherini,  has reiterated the EU’s opposition to the death penalty “in all circumstances” and expressed her concern at the risk of sectarian violence escalating in the Muslim world.  File photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The European Union has urged regional powers in the Middle East to “act responsibly” amid mounting concerns over the escalation of tensions in the reg(...)

A Bahraini woman holds a picture of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr   during  a protest after his execution  by Saudi authorities. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

As the political crisis deepened over the execution of dissident Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, Bahrain and Sudan on Monday followed the lead of their Sun(...)

A migrant crawls under a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais, northern France, at the weekend. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP

If Khamis Adam had been born in Ireland or England, he would probably be running his own accountancy business - or in politics, in television or on th(...)

At the Battle of Omdurman on September 2nd, 1898, British troops, led by General Kitchener, decisively quelled an Islamic rebellion in Sudan. The vict(...)

Sudan’s president Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses Sufi supporters during a campaign rally of the ruling National Congress Party ahead of a presidential election next month. He has been wanted since 2009 on charges of genocide in Darfur. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

The relationship between the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court (ICC) continues to deteriorate, with the latest tens(...)

File image: Military personnel stand guard during a patrol in Tabit village in Sudan. At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan’s West Kordofan state, a tribal leader has said. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters.

At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan’s West Kordofan stat(...)

‘The Desert Charge’ by Dublin artist Aloysius O’Kelly

In 1883, the Dublin artist Aloysius O’Kelly – a staunch Fenian – travelled to Sudan to work as an illustrator for the Pictorial World, a British weekl(...)

Sudanese woman Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, has been re-arrested just a day after being released from prison. Photograph:   EPA/STR.

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity has been re-arrested just a day after being released (...)

British prime minister David Cameron has condemned the “barbaric” punishment of the 27-year-old, who gave birth to a daughter this week while shackled in her cel

A woman sentenced to death in Sudan after marrying a Christian could be released within days, according to reports.A senior Khartoum official has told(...)

Passengers are evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane at the airport in Geneva, Switzerland today. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA.

An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot locked his fellow pilot out of the cockpit, hijacked a Rome-bound plane and landed in Ge(...)