Protestors hold pictures of ousted Egyptian president Morsi and shout slogans during a pro-Morsi rally in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Deniz Toprak/EPA

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: being tried as part of a mass court action against almost 500 people.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is considering sending a senior official to Cairo ahead of Irish student Ibrahim Halawa’s scheduled appearance in an(...)

Jordan’s Queen Rania holds a picture of pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh who was executed by the Islamic State earlier this year. Photograph: Petra News Agency/Reuters

Jordan is a comfort zone in this war-wretched region, a land of relative stability that has survived the violent flowering of the Arab Spring although(...)

Saudi interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been appointed crown prince. Prince Nayef is said to be the most powerful figure in the country. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Determined to leave his mark on Saudi Arabia’s monarchical regime, King Salman has reordered the succession, appointing his nephew as crown prince in(...)

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi: Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, along with 12 others, over the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012. Photograph: EPA/Fouad Alganousi/Almasri Alyoum 1:05

Ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Egyptian criminal court over the killing of protesters in 2012(...)

Oliver Scharbrodt: “Muslim immigration to Ireland since the 1950s has been a completely different story. The majority of Muslim immigrants came as students from privileged backgrounds”.

The rise of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and its impact on European societies, shows how interconnected our world is today. We cannot afford to be(...)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie flashing the four-finger sign from behind dock bars during a trial session in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: EPA/STR

An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for in(...)

Women carry banners during a protest against Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, in front of the offices of the United Nations headquarters in Beirut April 9th, 2015. Photograph: Aziz Taher/Reuters

Sunni Saudis and their partners contend the air offensive in Yemen is meant to halt Shia Iran’s drive to expand its regional influence by backing Yem(...)

File image showing supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi attending a rally in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

An Egyptian court sentenced a former provincial governor to four years in jail, judicial sources said on Thursday, for violating a law used to jail hu(...)

A file photograph of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protesting against the Egyptian military in front of Cairo University. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters.

An Egyptian prosecutor has referred to a military court 187 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters who are accused of killing police officers in a 201(...)