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(...)

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