A fruit vendor  at a Cairo market. Government interventions aim to improve life for Egyptians. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images

The Egyptian economy has begun to show signs of recovery from the turmoil that followed the 2011 ousting of then president Hosni Mubarak during the Ar(...)

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries forecast demand for the group’s oil will drop to 28.92 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2015, down 280,000 bpd

Global demand for Opec crude in 2015 will be less than expected and far below its current output, the group said on Wednesday, pointing to a hefty sup(...)

The Rendition Project and Reprieve have identified 27 aircraft used by the CIA in its rendition programme which they claim landed more than 200 times at Irish airports on global circuits that ferried al-Qaeda suspects around secret prisons or “black sites” between 2001 and 2006. File photograph:  PA Wire 1:08

The invoice states that the trip lasted four days in November 2012 and flew from Washington to Kabul in Afghanistan and back again stopping for fue(...)

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi gestures during his trial on charges of spying and terrorism. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood organisation has been desigated a terrorist group by Cairo. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt is beset by foreign terrorists on its borders, organised domestic terrorists in Sinai and lone wolf terrorists who plant homemade bombs at vulne(...)

The decline in oil prices should be helpful to the world economy, albeit with caveats. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

What does the decline in oil prices mean for the world economy? The answer depends on why it has happened and how long it might last. But overall it s(...)

An oilfield in Iraq. The oil market is analysed more than any other, and for good reason – it really is that important.  Photograph: Reuters

An oil price fall of 40 per cent constitutes an economic shock of major proportions. It will, if sustained, have profound implications for just about (...)

Oil prices are now languishing at less than $80 a barrel mark, around 30 per cent below a peak they hit in June and from which they have fallen with i(...)

 A Syrian refugee man walks after crossing the border to Turkey during fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish YPG fighters near Kobane, Syria, at Suruc district in Turkey today. Photograph: EPA

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibi(...)

Italian marines prepare to check and document African migrants after transporting them from a commercial ship to a navy vessel in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Libya early in October   2014. Photograph: Lynsey Addario/The New York Times)

The Italian navy will continue a search and rescue mission which has saved the lives of an estimated 150,000 refugees because no order has been receiv(...)

A couple embrace at the foot of the War Memorial as people pay their respects, in Ottawa where Cpl Nathan Cirillo was shot and later died from his injuries on Wednesday. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA  4:09

The gunman in Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after unde(...)