Ibrahim Halawa has been detained since August 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is “disappointed and concerned” that the trial in Egypt of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa has (...)

 Ibrahim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Soumaya, who have been detained  at the security forces headquarters in the Tora district of Cairo. Photogrzaph: PA Wire

Egyptian media today reported that four Irish citizens are among nine foreigners to be jailed for up to 15 days pending investigation into charges (...)

A soldier holds his weapon on an armoured personnel carrier positioned outside Ramses Square in Cairo. Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi fought a gunbattle with security forces in a Cairo mosque today, while Egypt’s army-backed gove(...)

Anti-Morsi protesters and riot police officers gather outside al-Fateh mosque at Ramses Square in Cairo this morning. Muslim Brotherhood supporters of the ousted   Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, including four Irish citizens, are sheltering in the mosque.  Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters

Four Irish citizens have left a Cairo mosque that had been occupied by Islamist supporters of the country’s ousted president.Egyptian security forces (...)

A pro-Morsi demonstrator at Al-Nour mosque on Ramses Square in Cairo reacts as a friend who was wounded after security forces opened fire on protesters is treated. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

Tears streaking down his face, Ahmed al-Sheikh let out a long howl as his legs gave way beneath him. “My brother!” he screamed, as a passerby caught h(...)