Australian broadcast journalist, Peter Greste, recently freed from prison in Egypt,  at the Frontline club, London. Photograph: Reuters

The Al Jazeera journalist released from an Egyptian prison earlier this month has described his former cell mate Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa as a “r(...)

The father (centre)  of Israeli citizen Dror Hanin mourns with others at his funeral in the cemetery in Yahud, Israel, yesterday. Dror Hanin is the first Israeli casualty since the beginning of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

The violence in Gaza and its cost to civilians was not acceptable, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan told the Dáil. He said that on takin(...)

Peter Greste: the Australian journalist stands inside the court cage during the sentencing session yesterday. Photograp: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

International outrage at Egypt’s crackdown on dissent intensified yesterday after three journalists for al-Jazeera English were sentenced to seven yea(...)

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in the courtyard of a school that will be used as a polling station in Port Said. Photograph: Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper/Reuters

Egyptians began voting today in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and an eve(...)

A file photo dated April 2011 shows the then Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie (3rd row, 3-left) standing amongst members of the group’s Shura Council as they pose for a group photo after their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian state television reported today that the Egyptian government has labeled the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. The government on has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for an attack that targeted a regional police headquarters in northern Egypt which killed 15 people and injured more than 130. Photograph: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

The Egyptian government formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation today, accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attac(...)

Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter has made contact with the Egyptian authorities on opening talks on a potential bilateral agreement between Ireland and Egypt on international abductions.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has contacted the Egyptian government to discuss a possible solution in the case of an Irish child abducted and brou(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in front of Cairo University in Cairo earlier this week. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The US said last night it would withhold deliveries of tanks, fighter aircraft, helicopters and missiles as well as $260 million (€192 million) in cas(...)

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi, the ousted Egyptian president, wait for the Metro in the Maadi neighborhood to travel closer to Cairo city centre to continue their demonstration yesterday. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces killed 36 Islamists in its custody yesterday, as the country’s military leaders and Isla(...)

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(...)

Children of the supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi sit on a swing that was set up inside the sit-in area of Rab’a al- Adawiya Square, where they are camping, in Cairo. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have been urged to take to the streets today to foil any police crackdown on two Cairo protes(...)