Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa whose trial in Egypt has been postponed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa was yesterday postponed until March 29th and the venue was moved from the police academy on the outskirts o(...)

Australian journalist Peter Greste: his release was granted under a law permitting deportation of foreigners to their home countries for trial or to serve out sentences. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt’s deportation of al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to Australia – and the likely expulsion to Canada of his colleague Mohamed Fahmy – has given(...)

The trial of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed until February 8th.

The postponement until February 8th of the Cairo trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa could deepen the severe depression which has gripped him in(...)

The trial of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (above) is set to open on Tuesday in a court at the massive Tora Prison compound on the edge of Cairo

The trial of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa is set to open on Tuesday in a court at the massive Tora Prison compound on the edge of Cairo. Dublin-born (...)

Ireland’s ambassador Isolde Moylan with Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, whom she met dozens of times, in his compound in Ramallah in 2000

Since 2010, Isolde Moylan, who has served as a diplomat for 40 years, has been accredited to five countries: Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. (...)

Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The trial in Cairo of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa set for yesterday has been postponed until August 12th for “technical reasons”.His sister Nosayba(...)

 An Egyptian soldier keeps watch as a woman leaves a polling station during the referendum on the draft constitution in Sharqiya. Photograph: EPA

A bomb explosion outside the high court in the poor Cairo neighbourhood of Imbaba does not deter Egyptians from voting in the latest constitutional re(...)