Protesters clash with riot police in Cairo, January 2011. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

“I participated in the January revolution,” Egyptians have boasted on social media ahead of today, January 25th, the fifth anniversary of the first da(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: He was 17 when arrested during protests against the ousting of Egypt’s then president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ibrahim Halawa is about to reach yet another milestone. In August, the young Irishman was in his cell at Wadi el-Natrun prison to mark the two-year an(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has been detained  in Egypt for more than two years.

The Human Rights and Equality Commission has said it is “deeply concerned” about the situation of Ibrahim Halawa, a 20-year-old Irish man who has been(...)

EU parliament resolution demanding that death penalty be ruled out  if Ibrahim Halawa is convicted  passed yesterday by 566 votes to 11. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The European Parliament has called for the immediate release of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa, who has been detained in Egypt for more than two years. M(...)

The trial in Egypt of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for the tenth time.

The trial in Egypt of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for the tenth time. The proceedings were due to begin on Tuesday but the absence of(...)

 Somaia Halawa, brother of Ibrahim Halawa, at the Dublin announcement late last month of a postcard campaign seeking his release. His birthday, referenced in the postcards, falls on Sunday, December 13th.   File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The European Parliament has agreed to table an urgent motion for resolution next week calling for the release of Ibrahim Halawa. The plight of the I(...)

An Egyptian voter shows her ink-stained finger after voting   in Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egyptians have been voting on Sunday and Monday in 13 of the country’s 27 governorates in the second phase of parliamentary elections. Voters in Cairo(...)

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenage who has been detained in an Egyptian prison for more than two years without trial, has gone on hunger strike. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager who has been detained in an Egyptian prison for more than two years without trial, has gone on hunger strike for th(...)

Migrants clamber on to a dinghy to sail for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme on Wednesday. Greece and Bulgaria complain that Turkey does nothing to halt the flow into their countries of refugees. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

In celebration of the parliamentary election victory of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Ankara arrested three dozen opposition figures and mo(...)

The family of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, who was jailed two years ago over political protests in Egypt, attended a briefing about his case at the European Parliament on Tuesday.

The family of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, who was jailed two years ago over political protests in Egypt, attended a briefing about his case at the (...)