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(...)

Masked Palestinian Hamas militants watch the televised speech of US President Barack Obama in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip in 2009. AP Photo/Eyad Baba

The horrendous last five years in the Middle East started with joy at the fall of dictators in Tunis and Cairo. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s flight to (...)

Paola, the mother of Giulio Regeni, with lawyer Alessandra Ballerini and senator Luigi Manconi, at the Italian Senate, in Rome. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

When the parents of Giulio Regeni, the 28-year-old Italian research student killed in mysterious and gruesome circumstances in Cairo early this year, (...)

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz meeting  Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has announced that a bridge connecting Egypt and Saudi Arabia would be built across the Red Sea. He made the announcement(...)

Giulio Regeni’s tortured body was found in Cairo on February 3rd. Photograph: Egyptian Interior Ministry/EPA

Italy’s foreign minister has warned he is ready to take “proportional” action if Egypt does not speed up the pace of its investigation into the murder(...)

Murdered Italian researcher Giulio Regeni’s personal belongings which Egypt’s interior ministry has said were found at a gang member’s house. Photograph: Egyptian interior ministry via AP

Egypt has postponed a meeting in Rome at which a Cairo delegation was due to hand over evidence relating to the torture and murder of the Italian rese(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

Italian student Giulio Regeni, who went missing on January 25th.  His death sparked diplomatic tensions and the Italian media pointed fingers at the Egyptian security forces. Photograph: Facebook

Members of a gang suspected of being linked to the murder of an Italian student whose torture and death sparked an international outcry over possible (...)

Boutros Boutros-Ghali: determined to subdue aggression and pursue peace after the fall of Soviet communism and the relaxation of east-west tensions. Photograph: Reuters

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who as died aged 93, led the United Nations during a period that began with high hopes as the cold war ended but failed to cope(...)