The leaders of Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia sign  the peace agreement on Bosnia in  December 1995 whilst world leaders look on. Photo: Getty.

Could Russia’s military intervention in Syria be the prelude to – or even enable – a regional peace deal similar to the 1995 Dayton Agreement, which b(...)

Kaci Kullmann Five,  head of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee. “We want to prove that it is possible for Islamist and secular political movements to work together in the best interests of the people,” she said. Photograph: Heiko Junge/Reuters

The 96th Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to four groups from Tunisian civil society who saved the country’s fragile transition from dictatorship t(...)

 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: toppled Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi  in 2013. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on October 18th and 19th, the election commission said on Sunday, in the final step in(...)

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed wait for the verdict. Photograph: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt’s foreign ministry has rejected as “politically motivated” the statements issued by foreign countries and bodies critical of the three-year pri(...)

A file image from 2014 showing, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, (left), Canadian-Egyptian reporter Mohammed Fahmy (centre), and correspondent Peter Greste (right),  in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the three Al-Jazeera  journalists to three years in prison. Photograph: AP 2:09

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised world(...)

Since the civil war in Yemen began, Kamal al-Solaylee has received more pleas for help than ever. He is a gay Yemeni professor of journalism at Rye(...)

Egyptian policemen stand in front of the bomb-damaged national security building in northern Cairo’s district of Shubra. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images 1:08

A car bomb detonated with a thunderous explosion in front of a security building in Cairo early Thursday morning, authorities said. It was the lates(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: The law he ratified has been criticised by the Journalists Syndicate, media workers and human rights activists, who argue that key provisions would muzzle the press.  Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has ratified a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stemming the rising tide of terrorism in the country. The l(...)

 Egyptians, making the four fingered salute associated with the Government massacre of peaceful protesters supporting the now banned Muslim Brotherhood and carrying pictures of Mohamed Morsi with the words in Arabic reading ‘the legitimate President’, mark the second anniversary of Rabaa massacre, Giza, Egypt. Photograph: Eslam Gomaa/EPA

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday approved an anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers(...)

Ibrahim Halawa:  awaiting trial in Egypt.   Ilustration: Brian Gallagher

It was a Friday in mid-August, a time of year when Dublin shifts into a slower gear and the long days blend into one. Politicians were on holiday. (...)