Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale co-ordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province. Photograph: Mohamed Kamal/EPA

Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale co-ordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 peo(...)

The killing of Hisham Barakat is the first assassination of a senior state official since the 2013 ousting of then president Mohamed Morsi. Photograph: Tahseen Bakr/Almasry Alyoum/EPA

Egypt’s chief prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, died on Monday from injuries inflicted in a Cairo bomb attack, the first assassination of a senior state o(...)

Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa, sisters of jailed Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa outside Government Buildings.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager who has been awaiting trial for two years in an Egyptian jail, is still on hunger strike, according to family membe(...)

Former  president of Egypt  Mohamed Morsi reacts  inside a defendants’ cage in a Cairo courtroom as a judge upholds a death sentence against him. Photograph: Ali Malki/Almasry Alyoum/EPA

An Egyptian court has upheld a death sentence against ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a trial stemming from the Muslim Brotherhood leader’s escape (...)

Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa, sisters of  Ibrahim Halawa, demonstrating outside  Government Buildings earlier this month.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan were told last week that Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager detained in Egy(...)

|rish teenager Ibrahim Halawa has been awaiting trial for almost two years in Egyptian prison. 2:27

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager awaiting trial for almost two years in an Egyptian prison, has gone on hunger strike, according to a smuggled let(...)

Security officials and ambulances  at the site of attack near the Karnak temple in Luxor. Photograph:  EPA

Egyptian police said Wednesday they had foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack on one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations in Luxor and(...)

Journalist Ibrahim Aladrawi looks on behind bars with a sign reading “Journalist” taped over his mouth during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, earlier this month. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt summoned the US ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources fam(...)

A Palestinian boy cleans debris near a training base of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza City, after Israeli warplanes struck multiple militant targets in the Palestinian coastal strip. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday cancelled a ruling to list the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources said, si(...)

Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, protest outside Government Buildings in support of their brother whose hearing has been postponed for another two months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt has been adjourned for two months. It is the seventh time the case of the 19-year-old from Firh(...)