President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the background, while flanked by members of a graveside honour guard drawn from the 91st Cadet Class during the 1916 leaders commemoration ceremony at  Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin, May 6th, 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins were present at Arbour Hill cemetery on Wednesday for the last State commemoration of the leaders(...)

An Israeli bomb explodes in Gaza City today. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats today and warned it could “significantly widen” an operation Palestin(...)

 Egyptian security forces inspect the site of an explosion outside the police headquarters in Mansoura, Dakahlia, Egypt, this morning. Photograph:  Mahmoud Hefnawy/EPA.

A bomb blast tore through a police compound in Egypt’s Nile Delta today, killing 12 people and wounding 134 in one of the deadliest attacks since the (...)

Policemen look at the remains of burnt out cars at the site of a bomb attack and assassination attempt near the house of Egypt’s interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim in the Nasr City district of Cairo.

A powerful bomb blast targeted Egypt’s interior minister as he left his eastern Cairo home yesterday morning, injuring 21 security officials and bysta(...)

Egypt’s interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt in Cairo today when a car bomb exploded near his convoy. Photograph: El-Youm el-Sabaa/Reuters

The Egyptian interior minister survived an assassination attempt unhurt today when a remote-controlled bomb blew up as his convoy drove through Cairo’(...)

Supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched a government building in Cairo today, while families tried to identify hundreds of mut(...)

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi pray outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque at Nasr City in Cairo, where supporters of his have installed a camp and hold daily rallies. Photograph: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Egypt’s cabinet yesterday warned that all necessary measures would be taken to end Muslim Brotherhood protests in Nasr City and Cairo against the oust(...)

A police officer aims a shotgun at supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during clashes in Nasr city area, east of Cairo, this morning. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi today, witnesses said, days after the army chief ca(...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi perform Friday prayers during a protest at the Rabaa Adawiya square  in Cairo on Friday. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Military jets thundered overhead and troops deployed at strategic sites on Friday as supporters and opponents of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed M(...)

Interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour, left, meets with writers and intellectuals at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: AP Photo

Egypt’s caretaker president Adly Mansour yesterday inducted the country’s new 35-member cabinet, headed by Hazem El-Beblawi, just two weeks after pres(...)